As 2014 comes to a close, I pensively am drawn to consider all the growths that I have made professionally in the last year, and even more so, consider all the exciting opportunities that have been presented to me for the coming year. Next month I’m set to audition for L’ Atelier Lyrique national opera house in Paris, as well as l’école Normale de musique de Paris while vacationing in France. Upon my return in January I’ll be participating in the Atlanta opera’s 24 hour opera event, as well as starting rehearsals for GSU Opera theatre’s production of La Bohème, in which I will be playing Schaunard. Then in February I have been booked to perform Papageno’s suicide aria as well as the Papagana duet alongside the Atlanta symphony orchestra with soprano Allison Mion. I’ll then be getting geared up for my senior recital in March, which will feature a debut work by local composer David Brighton, Haydn’s The Creation duet with full orchestral accompaniment and be conducted by Atlanta Opera Maestro Rolando Salazar, a very unique set called Craigslistlieder by Gabriel Kahn, and more! (More information to come soon!) In the following month, on April 10th- 12th, Bohème will hit the stage, and then in May I will walk the stage of graduation with a Bachelor of Music degree under my arm. What a whirlwind of good fortune and blessings my undergraduate career has been. I look forward to bringing it to a strong close!
While in France I’m also hoping to see La Bohème at the Opera National de Paris, while working on Schaunard for next semester. What great timing life has! Here’s a link to the Opera National de Paris page for their production of La Bohème:
Happy holidays everyone, Cheers!