And…I’m back

Well hello to the world again. I’m back!

It’s been a long journey since my last posting. Since then I’ve:

  • Performed my first Rossini role (Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola)
  • Sung an opera in Danish (Maskarade by Carl Neilsen with Vox3 Collective)
  • Reprised my role Chang Jun-rui (from Romance of the Western Chamber with East Chicago Arts Initiative) (Here’s a trailer for the show)
  • Covered the tenor solo for Mozart’s Requiem with Vox3 Collective
  • Performed for Bastille Day in San Francisco with Accordian player Ron Borelli and Soprano extraordinaire Eileen Meredith, who is now the Executive Director of Island City Opera in my hometown of Alameda, CA
  • Re-acquainted myself with Bach, singing with the Chicago Bach Ensemble in their latest concert, which was also the premier concert of the ensemble’s new conductor, Maestro Ruben Dubrovsky
  • Covered Ferrando (Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte) and helped out my buddy Dan Grambow achieve his dream of starting his own opera company, Floating Opera Project (I did supertitles for him. Yes, it’s an important job!)
  • In March, I will be covering Rodolfo from Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme with Windy City Opera
  • In April, I will be reprising the role of Dons Basilio and Don Curzio in New Moon Opera Company‘s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro
  • And finally, in what is my proudest accomplishment in the past 14 months or so- I recently restarted Opera On Tap’s Chicago chapter!

What’s next? Hmmmm, not sure yet. I’ll continue to be a Co-Managing Divo of Opera On Tap Chicago at least for the next year. I took a few years off of performing opera in Chicago, but I plan on being very busy this 2015 year.

I also plan on keeping this blog active again!