Before I head out on stage for any show, I have a few rituals that get me in the zone. It’s nothing like poppin’ my hoodie, jamming to Eminem on my headphones, and heading out to the Olympics Michael Phelps style… but in a way, it is! Get those Z’s This is the most important … More Getting in the Zone: My Pre-Show Ritual
Last week presented me with the biggest challenge of my operatic career so far: learning a role in just 5 days. And not just any role. This was Sam from Bernstein’s A Quiet Place—that means loads of 5/8, 7/8, and 9/8 time signatures, constant meter changes, counter-intuitive pitches, complex characters… the list goes on! Due to … More Is it Possible to Learn a Role in Just 5 Days?
Perhaps these answers are that of a typical baritone but man are they goodies! These are the roles I never tire of performing, and that I am excited about every time I set foot on stage to sing them. 1. Figaro – Barber of Seville What I love about this role is that I get to be … More My 5 Favorite Roles To Sing
I’m often asked what my favorite operas are and why, so I decided to write a post on it. As I was thinking about my top 5 favorite operas of all time, I wasn’t focused on certain composers, singers, recordings, or productions, of these operas. I went with my gut, my heart, and the hairs … More My Top 5 Operas (Of All Time)