For those of you wondering where to see me next! My next projects include being in the chorus of Independent Opera Company’s performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Queen of Spades”–which for those who know opera is his second and arguably more beautiful opera based on Pushkin’s literature (Eugin Onegin), and for those who don’t know this opera is based on a poem about a man who has true happiness within reach (namely a woman who really loves him) and lets avarice and the fantasy of perfect happiness get in the way and destroy what was within his grasp. And the Independent Opera Company is an incredible, female-led company that brings quality opera at AFFORDABLE ticket prices to the LA area! They’ve been around for about 5 years now, which is no small feat for a local opera company. If you know anyone who’s been experimenting or thinking about becoming a patron of the arts, this is an excellent local opera to support that’s helping young and established opera singers grow and perform and bringing accessible and quality opera to your neighborhoods! They’ve started a GoFundMe page for the first time here.
And with a SEPARATE opera company, Center Stage Opera in the San Fernando Valley, I’ll be performing two Schubert pieces for an evening concert of chamber music and art song. They’re the incredible company who put on the young artist competition I just participated in, and are working hard to develop the local artists and make classical music (art song, aria, and other!) more accessible to the public! You should hear about a rock-and-roll mash-up they did between Chuck Berry music and “Quando m’en vo” from La Bóheme!
Finally, I believe I’ll be studying with Angels Vocal Art program that works opera scenes with a live orchestra, fully staged, and coachings that extend beyond voice alone and into how to have a career as a 21st century singer and full-body care techniques, and tips for dying while singing full-voiced! XD Only in opera….