Twenty-four hours can go so fast. When I was a wee lad, twenty-four hours seemed an interminable time to wait for anything. Christmas Eve in particular must certainly have been longer than any other day. Each year I thought Christmas Day would never arrive, as I stared at the clock willing the hands to move… Continue reading
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Virtual Church Job
When he heard that we were moving back to Northern Virginia, David Lang offered me a position in the choir at Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in McLean, VA. Because of the pandemic, this is currently a “virtual choir.” Each week, David emails us mp3 files of his organ accompaniment to the hymns, with detailed instructions… Continue reading
Bel Cantanti Choir
Katerina Souvorova is an opera Impresaria/Maestra who runs Bel Cantanti Opera, a small but tenacious opera company she created in 2003 to give performance opportunities to local operatic talent. I sang the role of Marullo and chorus in her production of Verdi’s Rigoletto in 2004, and have enjoyed seeing many subsequent productions. When the pandemic… Continue reading
I can sing!
Yes, I can sing! WordPress seemingly won’t let me add italics to the title of this post, so I repeat the affirmation here with emphasis. Lest anyone should worry that I was wallowing in self-pity or complete inactivity after reading my last post, I offer some follow-up posts to inform you of what I’ve been… Continue reading
So, can I sing?
I am not asking, “May I sing?” I am not asking, “Should I sing?” After a full year of quarantine, during which virtually all public performing opportunities have dried up, I am asking if I can still sing. Many of my artistic colleagues have asked this, as well as related questions. We have dealt with… Continue reading
A few years ago, my friend and WNO colleague Patricia Portillo told me she was creating a special jabot for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and wanted to know how she might go about presenting it to her. I told her I would happily speak to the Justice’s assistant Kim and let her know it was… Continue reading
10-Day artist challenge
The directive was: Every day, select an image from a day in the life of a Performer/Artist—a photo from a day you felt fierce or a memorable moment you’ve had during a performance/show, and post it without a single explanation, then nominate somebody to take the challenge. Thats 10 days, 10 Performance photos, 10 nominations… Continue reading