Tuesday, September 9, 2014

And off we go!!

I am very excited to welcome our 2013-14 Florentine Opera Studio Artists this week!

They are:

Julie Tabash, soprano
Lindsay Metzger, mezzo
Aaron Short, tenor
Pablo Siqueiros, baritone.

I'm looking forward to a fantastic year!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A new season!

Labor Day is behind us, and it's impossible for me not to get excited again about a new season.  Our Studio Artists come on contract Monday, and our Chorus is already rehearsing The Flying Dutchman.

A few short months ago, one could be forgiven for thinking that the American operatic landscape would be altered, but today the Met and San Diego Opera are back at it.

It's not always easy to be optimistic in our business, and if you throw in some of what's happening in the world around us, it can be even tougher.

But.....and I don't think I'm being a pollyanna here, this is a new season, with new performances to bring to the world.  Whether you're beginning your undergaduate degree, graduate degree, a resident artist program, another teaching year, or looking at your first year of free-lance work, I think you should feel good about the fact that in the fabric of life, what you are doing definitely goes into the positive column.

I hope what awaits you in the coming months is challenging and fulfilling.