I am so excited to announce my acceptance into the Atlanta Opera Chorus for the 2015- 2016 season. Rehearsals have already begun for the first production of the season, Puccini’s La Bohème. I am particularly excited for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, because after spending a year singing Mercutio’s aria ‘Mab, la reine des mensonges’ in several performances and competitions, I look forward to seeing the role done in its entirety by the Atlanta Opera.
Learn more about the Atlanta Opera’s 2015- 2016 season: https://www.atlantaopera.org/1516season.aspx
July has been a calming month of music and relaxation. I have been preparing for my departure to Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, studying the roles of Marullo in Rigoletto and Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief. Both are sure to be exciting performances opportunities. I have also had chances to perform in my community, including services of two churches in the Atlanta area, a performance in First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta’s ‘Art Spark’ music concert series, and a recital of local Atlanta Musician’s entitled ‘Kitten Songs! Inspired by Kittens!’ The recital consisted of songs about cats from all genres of music, and raised $800 in donations for the local human society. I performed a cover of ‘Stray Cat Strut’ by the Stray Cats with guitar and vocals, as well as a duet with Soprano Carolyn Balkovetz entitled ‘Cats May Safetly Sleep,’ an adaptation of J. S. Bach’s ‘Sheep May Safely Graze.’
Learn more about Hubbard Hall Opera: http://hubbardhall.org/opera-spotlight/auditions/
Learn more about First Presbyterian Church: http://www.firstpresatl.org/