Saturday, November 11, 2017

Opera workshop with LA Opera colleagues and Placido Domingo

November 6, 2017 I got the amazing opportunity to workshop a brand new opera for consideration by Placido Domingo and James Conlon. Beautiful collaborations all around, and special thanks to Tali Tadmor for her incredible preparation and efforts to launch this "opera from scratch." Bravi Tutti!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

the national anthems is released! This was an incredible partnership with David Lang of Bang on a Can and composer of the little match girl passion. We recorded this album in January 2016 at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School with the Calder Quartet and it was an amazing experience. David's work with text is particularly poignant, here he distills one line of each of the UN countries' national anthems in alphabetical order into a 5 movement supertext - the effects are chilling, unifying and ultimately humanizing. If you can listen with text in hand, do it! Also here is the first choral release of the little match girl passion - I had the honor of singing on track 18 "when it is time for me to go" portraying a shivering match girl between worlds. The soundcloud above is from Cantaloupe records - these are my favorite long tones ever.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

[breath of the world]

It's been a beautiful summer. I said goodbye to my Grammy-winning band LA Chamber Singers/ Cappella at Vibiana Cathedral in June with our Liquid Architecture culmination concerts. The Hollywood Bowl season was spectacular with performances of Carmina Burana, La Traviata and 2001: A Space Odyssey to live score (LA Philharmonic). I sang on three new feature film releases, Minions, Vacation, and Sea of Trees (SAG-AFTRA Singers). This month I am wrapping up coaching vocals for the Children's Theater of Long Beach and teaching vocals for dancers at camp at En Pointe Studios. We launched a mindfulness/yoga workshop for young artists called "The Performer's Toolkit." And I made my Ojai Festival debut on SILA: Breath of the World, with my Oberlin and CalArts classmates in its West Coast Premiere (John Luther Adams, composer and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner). LA Opera, LA Philharmonic, and LA Master Chorale schedules are up for 2015-16! It will be, as always, a lovely sonic journey.....