So I'm currently in Queens doing the Baroque Opera Workshop with Julianne Baird, Christa Patton, David Ronis, and Antonio Fava at the Aaron Copland School of Music. I'm singing in a Lully production, and am loving this experience. I will write a post about it later on when I get a moment to focus on the written word -- but I also want to add that I just completed the 3-week New England Opera Intensive up in Boston, where I was part of an operatic scenes performance at Berklee's David Friend Hall. This was also a fantastic experience, something about which I will write more about after this busy month quiets down.
On another French note (puns intended!), on Friday, June 24th, I am doing a show with my friend, Emma Lavendier, at the cell theatre, 338 W 23rd St, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan. We are teaming up for a special program of French musical literature which will feature Offenbach's famous Barcarolle, the Flower Duet from Delibes's Lakmé, melodies by Hector Berlioz and Reynaldo Hahn, some hidden gems by Cécile Chaminade, and more. My friend, Brooklyn-based composer and pianist Melinda Faylor, accompanies.
Tickets for the June 24th concert, are $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children under the age of 10, and can be reserved by calling The Cell Theatre at (646) 861-2253 or visiting the events page on http://www.thecelltheatre.org.