I spent an incredible weekend performing the world premiere of Juliana Hall's song In Closer Bonds of Love To Thee with poetry by Fanny Crosby. Getting to not only to perform with Juliana, but record her song for her upcoming CD of new art song was a true thrill. I'm so grateful to work with such incredible musicians! #artsong #worldpremiere
Thrilled to have won second place in the The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts Women in Opera/Operetta division! I am in the best company with the incredible Chelsea Basler-Aston, and huge shout out to Christine Lyons, Soprano for her third place win! #americanprize#secondplace #teamsoprano
I'm thrilled to be making my solo debut with the Handel and Haydn Society at Jordan Hall tonight! My week got a lot more exciting when I was called in last minute to fill in for a sick soprano, and I've spent the last two days living and breathing this beautiful repertoire. Huge thanks to Scott Allen Jarrett and to all the amazing musicians at H+H who have made this such a loving and wonderful experience. In addition to the motets and chorus parts, I'll be singing two arias from Bach's Cantatas 36 and 147.
Today I launched my new project entitled Reassemble With Care, which is a staged song cycle for amplified soprano and chamber ensemble. The cycle is made up of composed music by Dominick DiOrio, spoken word and improvised music, all set to text by myself. The poetry is inspired by my own experience with sexual harassment and assault.
Check out the Teaser Trailer here, which is an improvisation to the text of Movement VII of Reassemble With Care featuring cellist Karen Ouzounian.
Maureen Kelly and I had a great time performing Paola Prestini's Body Maps with Fresh Squeezed Opera! #newmusic #electronics #freshsqueezedopera
[Recording from our first rehearsal at Opera America]
We just finished a hugely successful production week and premiere of Lembit Beecher's opera Sophia's Forest! I've spent nearly a year workshopping the piece with Lembit and the Aizuri Quartet and to see the full opera take shape was a true thrill. This was one of those dream productions, filled with the most talented, sweetest and most passionate people around. We were lead by Brian Staufenbiel and Nicole Paiement of Opera Parallele and our Sophia was the amazing soprano Kiera Duffy. Lembit teamed up with the Drexel University Excite Center to create a forest of beautiful and haunting sound sculptures.