Upcoming 2015 Performances

As the holiday season is beginning I am very pleased to start announcing some of my 2015 engagements! In January I will be performing in a broadway musical review called To Broadway With Love alongside some fantastic performers. I will have the dates up on my events page soon!

Also, I am very proud to say I will be returning to Loveland Opera Theatre for their production of Kismet in the role of The Poet. This will be a great opportunity to see a work with beautiful music that is not often performed. Performances are February 20th through March 1st. Keep your eyes peeled for those date to go up on my events page as well!

A Step Forward… 2013-2014

Now that June is finished I have some time to breathe, relax, and reflect on everything this past season brought. 2013-2014 was an exciting step forward in my musical career. Opera This past season I had my debut with Opera Colorado in their production of Carmen as Moralés. It was such an incredible opportunity for meContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carmen with Opera Colorado

Carmen with Opera Colorado

Two weeks from today I will begin rehearsals for Opera Colorado’s production of Carmen. I truly cannot tell you how excited I am for this production. I will be performing the role of Moralès – my first role with a large-scale opera company – alongside world-renowned performers. This is a tremendous opportunity for me andContinue Reading

Looking Back… 2012-2013

On June 8th, 2012 I graduated from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music with a Master in Music for Voice Performance. It was a very proud moment for me – I even got to sing the national anthem and alma mater at my commencement ceremony. The excitement of being done with school foreverContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Picking New Arias Part 3: Resources

So, now that you know what you’re looking for in a new aria where do you look? Recommendations This should be your first and primary stop when it comes to finding new rep. If you have a trusted voice teacher or coach with whom you have spent considerable time working, they will have an intimateContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Picking New Arias Part 2: Fit

Continuing my series about picking arias, I would like to go back to my T-shirt analogy – each aria you offer should fit you as a performer. There are several aspects to consider. Voice Type Your aria package should present a clear picture of what voice type you consider yourself to be.You may disagree withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Picking New Arias Part 1: Purpose

This is the first post in my series on picking arias. The first thing to consider when picking new arias is purpose – every aria in your package should serve a purpose. I realize this more and more every time I revise my arsenal. Some good reasons to pick an aria: This aria shows offContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Arias are like t-shirts

Arias are like t-shirts

I have a weakness for t-shirts. Whenever I am out shopping for clothes a t-shirt inevitably finds its way home with me. This new t-shirt typically becomes my “favorite” and I gladly wear it as often as possible. After time and use it becomes faded, worn, and no longer fits. I have a drawer in my dresser overflowingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

(Understudy*)†

They say, “the show must go on!” and opera is no different. So, what does an opera company do when their lead performer falls ill before a performance and cannot sing? They call the understudy. An understudy is a performer who has prepared the same role, is familiar with the production, and is able toContinue Reading

Concertize

con·cer·tize (intransitive verb) – to perform in concerts (refers to soloists or conductors) Yes, concertize is a word. I looked it up before I started writing this post.Continue Reading