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

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Hike in the Mountains/Nosy Parent from Taos Opera Institute 2018

Although there have been over sixty productions of Speed Dating Tonight!, I've only personally participated from start to finish in a handful. This June at Taos Opera Institute I've had the chance to do a SpDT! and hear some of the newer dates live for the first time. Dater #33 "Hike in the Mountains" was commissioned by Opera Steamboat and fits perfectly up in Taos.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Opera America conference 2018

I'm in St. Louis for the Opera America conference. Haven't been to one for several years.

*Panels about the need for more diversity.
*Certainly more programs for women composers and a strong women's opera network.
*More composers than before and more new work
*A real sense that the business is a struggle every year
*More companies than ever