Feb 19, 2016
There are very few questions in life that I find uncomfortable, but one is, surely, when I’m asked about a new opera season: “What are you most excited about?” It always feels like someone is asking me, “Which child is your favorite?”
Feb 3, 2016
Our annual Concert of Arias is a big day for HGO, and especially for the HGO Studio; it’s the culmination of our audition process for incoming studio artists and the final round of the Eleanor McCollum Competition.
Jan 25, 2016
No genre has captured the world’s imagination as firmly and persistently as the fairy tale.
Dec 11, 2015
I received the following thoughts from HGO’s harpist Joan Eidman, and immediately invited her to post them on this blog.
Oct 27, 2015
The ubiquitous cinema—we all have our favorite films.
Oct 13, 2015
I’m currently immersed in the opening repertoire of three opera companies.
Oct 6, 2015
Over the summer a dear friend and colleague passed away.
Sep 1, 2015
There is a joyous piece of perfection called “September Song,” by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson, from their 1938 musical Knickerbocker Holiday.
Aug 27, 2015
Summer is the time for learning, for growth, for assimilating the opportunities presented by the three more productive seasons.
Aug 4, 2015
I have a favorite 20 minutes of my childhood, and for them I owe deep gratitude to a woman I don’t know.