A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records

Sunday, September 19, 2010


A friend heard yesterday on a Memphis radio station that I was back in town to conduct ADDIDA. Shoe 'nuf!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aida in Memphis

This week, Opera Memphis started rehearsals for AIDA. Here is Radames, tenor, Hugo Vera. Hugo makes his MET debut this year and this is his first turn at Radames. AIDA starts with a tenor aria "Celeste Aida" and Hugo says this turns out to be perhaps the most difficult thing in the whole show. The pianissimo high Bb at the end of the aria is always a challenge, but Hugo has figured out how to do it.