dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, NYC, 2017, 2019; Apotheosis Opera, NYC, 2016; Bay View Festival, MI, 2015; Castleton Festival, VA, 2013; Bowdoin International Music Festival, ME, 2011–12
My mom always used to listen to classical music at home since I was a baby, so I grew up listening to it.
I think it should be more casual and approachable, with more diverse programming.
I really enjoy playing 20th century and contemporary music, as well as exploring less-known composers. I also feel a good connection to French music.
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Gorgeous music, relatable characters, some funny moments sprinkled here and there, and it’s so dramatic, especially the poker scene at the end of Act 2.
The moments when I can feel that the audience is enjoying the music and engaged in the performance.
Not really an instrument, but I would like to learn to sing.
Probably some kind of medical doctor