I spent the first and second of December in Chicago, auditioning for Central City Opera in Colorado. The program I auditioned for is a paid summer program, and would be the first dip of my toe into the deep waters of professional operatic experience. The audition was at the Fine Arts Youth Symphony Orchestra building on Michigan ave, overlooking the Buckingham fountain and Michigan Harbor. Everything went exceedingly well, and I look forward to hearing the results of the audition. They were especially interested in my ability to play guitar, and the opportunity to utilize both of my instruments at one time excites me greatly! In a few weeks I should know the verdict. For more information about Central City, check out the link below!
This was my first time ever in Chicago, so I made sure to make a time on the town. While there I visited the Lyric Opera House of Chicago, however unfortunately the production of Porgy and Bess ran the night that I left. I checked out the night life, and I also met a few awesome musicians, including my friend who allowed me to stay at his apartment. I’ve posted their websites/ Facebook pages below, check out some of the local talent coming from Illinois! I met up with a friend and past colleague that was auditioning for the same program, and had a great time exploring the city by train, foot, car, and longboard. I’m definitely looking forward to my next trip to Chicago, it’s a city that speaks to me!