Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A long-overdue update....

I have been beyond horrible at updating this over the past several months, and I apologize to those of you who read this as a source of information of where I'll be performing next :) I have had a busy year in 2010, and I'm thankful for every step along the way. Most recently, I have sung the baritone solos in Handel's "Messiah" twice; in late November, with Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Seattle, and then just last weekend, at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Everett. I had the privilege of working with Vashon Opera and a cast of amazing singers for "Barber of Seville" in September (I sang Fiorello). I also took part in Seattle Opera's "Lucia di Lammermoor" as a chorister, and will be returning for "Don Quichotte" in February/March 2011.

I just returned from NYC where I had the chance to sing several auditions and had a great voice lesson, in addition to seeing several friends (always one of the best parts of traveling to NYC along with hundreds of other singers :)

I promise I will be better about updating this going forward! Have a wonderful holiday season!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

a little bit of a break.....

Since my last post, I completed a five-weekend run (insane, I know) of "HMS Pinafore" at Lakewood Playhouse, musically directed and organized "Mostly Mozart In May" for Rainier Family Opera, and sang several services at Our Lady of Fatima in Seattle. And all this in the midst of preparing to move!!!

Heather and I bought our first house, and we took ownership on May 10. We have been feverishly packing, moving, and now unpacking, so my "break" from performances for a few weeks ahead will be mostly spent getting the house in order :)

Next up opera-wise is "Barber of Seville" with Vashon Opera this Fall. I'll try to post a few times before then :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

I am the captain of the Pinafore.....

So despite my promise to be better about updating my blog all the way back in January, here I am later than expected :) Currently I'm working on Captain Corcoran in "HMS Pinafore" for Lakewood Playhouse, which opens March 26th and runs through April 25th. Stage direction is by Jim Brown, who's the director of opera at PLU. I am pleased to take part in any Gilbert & Sullivan show, but especially this one because it's my first opportunity to sing the Captain!

I had the opportunity to organize an "Opera For Haiti" benefit concert in late January in conjunction with First Lutheran Church in Tacoma, and it was a great success! Just to be joined by so many talented friends was a great pleasure, and we were successful too! (We raised just under $2100!)

I will be a soloist with the Northwest Repertory Singers for their "Night At The Opera" concert this Saturday at Mason Methodist Church, where I'll be singing some selections from Elixir of Love, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Candide.

Hopefully I will be able to update this often, and if you're interested and able, I would love to see you at a show sometime soon!


Monday, January 11, 2010

On to 2010.....

It's been more than two months since I updated this, and some folks have asked what I've been up to. November and December brought performances with Our Lady Of Fatima catholic church in Magnolia ("Messiah"), Concert Opera of Seattle (Marullo in "Rigoletto") and Puget Sound Concert Opera (Guglielmo in "Cosi fan tutte"). I was also priveleged to perform as a soloist in the Community Christmas Concert put on by the LDS Church in Puyallup. I kept so busy right up to the holidays, that we made it all the way to Hawaii (left the day after Christmas) before I really felt myself begin to relax! Had a wonderful week on the big island (Kona/Waikoloa mostly) with Heather's family and arrived home rested and ready for the new year.

Just last evening I performed some arias and musical theater selections at Calabrisella Ristorante in Kirkland. I got to work with some great friends and make a few new ones at the same time. The next performances coming up will be a concert with the Northwest Repertory Singers in March. Hopefully I'll be good about updating before then :)