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Monday, August 15, 2016

anatomy theater premieres with Los Angeles Opera

David Lang and Mark Dion's new opera, anatomy theater, received its premiere this past June with LA Opera in a collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects.  It was my pleasure to create the role of the anatomist and moral lecturer, Baron Peel, in the production.  The staging was by Bob McGrath and Ridge Theater, graced by projections and video by Bill Morrison and Laurie Olinder.  The amazingly talented cast included Peabody Southwell as Sarah Osborne (no relation!!), Marc Kudisch as Joshua Crouch, and Timur as Ambrose Strang.  The opera will be reprised at BRIC in Brooklyn in January 2017.

Opera News reviewed the production in the September 2016 issue.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Acclaim for DON QUIXOTE Recital at Bard College and Vassar College


“Thank you so much for taking us along on a wonderful musical adventure with Don Quixote.  You sang for us a splendid Don Quixote through the music of great composers.  You sang all the songs beautifully – do not the tones of his lower register come at you like a river of maple syrup?”
                                    R. Sonnenschein

“The Don Quixote concert last evening was definitely, as Michelin says, trois étoiles, worth a special trip.”
C. Haber

“It’s such a pleasure to hear and see really creative programming; a lot of really scholarly work went into that, and I genuinely appreciated it.  The costumes added just the right note to the drama of it all; the Massenet was a lovely discovery, and I was fascinated by the Ibert and the Korngold pieces.  Your pianist is terrific, and you, sir, have a gorgeous instrument!”
J. Marsten

“…loving and heartfelt thanks for all the work that you did in putting your Don Quixote concert was wonderful, creative and beautifully are amazing.”
R. Shattuck

Monday, August 16, 2010

World Premiere of Ben Yarmolinsky's MARRIAGE CANTATA on YouTube

Have a look at these new links on YouTube to see the world premiere of Ben Yarmolinsky's Marriage Cantata which I sang with mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert and pianist Djordje Nesic.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Photographic Essay by Miranda Lichtenstein

I recently sang for Miranda Lichtenstein for her photographic series on musicians in the act of performing. Here are some of the results...