Almost a week has passed since the end of the 2015 Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, and as I reflect back I am so thankful for my participation in the program this year. It was 3 weeks filled with incredible music, wonderful and inspiring musicians, new friends, and such fun. I performed in all 5 performances of 3 different productions that the workshop offered, including the roles of Ford in Falstaff, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the chorus of Der Rosenkavalier. I was also able to sing for Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun in a master class, study movement with the incredible Christina Noel Reeves, and work very closely with internationally renowned Soprano Indra Thomas in the annual Gala dinner. It was an experience that refined me as both a performer and a person as a whole, and it was the perfect environment to perform my first Verdi opera in.
Learn more about Harrower Summer Opera Workshop:
Learn more about Christina Noel Reeves: http://christinanoelandthecreature.com/site/
Learn more about Indra Thomas: http://www.indrathomas.com/
Learn more about Tomer Zvulun: http://www.tomerzvulun.com/
Shortly after any workshop or production of this caliber a performer is struck with an extreme case of melancholy, lamenting upon the incredible relationships that were built and the short longevity in which they were created. However I am positive that in the coming years I will be cultivating the friendships and connections which I have made at this program, and after all is said and done we certainly put up 3 fine productions. This week I’m working as a staff singer every day in the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute, keeping myself busy sight reading fugues and starting score study for my next two operas I’ll perform at Hubbard Hall Opera in August. (Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief and Marullo in Rigoletto) I also will be auditioning for the Atlanta Opera Chorus Friday evening, more details to come!
Learn more about the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute:
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Below are pictures of some of the people I worked with and experiences we shared, I hope you enjoy!