When Your Child Wants to be an Opera Singer: A How-To Guide

I came out of the womb singing. I couldn’t help myself. I sang all the time and didn’t care where I was! What about you? Is your child a natural singer? Do you walk into the room and find them singing to themselves? To the point that they can’t help themselves from singing?Congratulations! These may … More When Your Child Wants to be an Opera Singer: A How-To Guide

How I Role | The Perfect Opera’s Imperfect Aristocrat: Count Almaviva

Here I am in the sunny Spanish countryside, about to sing my 6th production of Le Nozze di Figaro as The Count. I figured it was about time I gave my thoughts on the man that is loathed by the audience but much loved by his own self. I love having the chance to delve into … More How I Role | The Perfect Opera’s Imperfect Aristocrat: Count Almaviva

Is it Possible to Learn a Role in Just 5 Days?

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?

How I Role | My View On Opera’s Bad Boy: Don Giovanni

Out of all of my operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni is my most performed role. Everyone loves to hate this guy—even me!—because of his loose morals, reckless behavior, and seemingly unquenchable appetite for women. It’s definitely fun to play a character that’s so different than me, but the Don’s got his challenges, too. Let’s just say … More How I Role | My View On Opera’s Bad Boy: Don Giovanni