Photoshop Friday…..uhhh…SUNDAY.

There’s an amazing Walküre happening in Edinburgh tonight, with a cast that probably will go down in history. Check out the #EIFWalküre hashtag on Twitter.

So of course, I ruined it.

First this happened:

Then this happened.

God bless ya, Christine Goerke, Karen Cargill, Amber Wagner, Matthew Rose, Simon O’Neill and Sir Bryn Terfel, you are AWESOME sports!

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Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia

I have been so lucky to be able to be on the same stage with so many amazing artists, but the Tanglewood roster for Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia performance on September 2nd came out today and I nearly swooned. I’m so very excited to sing this concert – it’s easily the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my career!

Tanglewood 2016

Tanglewood rosters have gone out and I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be taking part in two TFC residencies, singing in four wonderful programs this season!

August will be a busy month, with performances of Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Acts I&II of Verdi’s Aida, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and a special TFC Prelude Concert in Seiji Ozawa Hall featuring choral works inspired by Shakespeare.

I’m so excited to work, for the first time, with Christoph von Dohnányi (Beethoven) and James Burton (Prelude). There’s always a wonderful energy in the air when you get to learn from great talents such as these!

For specifics, including ticketing and program information, please visit the calendar page! Click on the dates listed under “Upcoming Performances” and you’ll be re-directed to the BSO’s website listing for each performance.

Ahhh Tanglewood – there’s nothing like it. I hope to see you there and share that special Tanglewood magic!

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Kancheli!

This came in the mail last night….

 

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I am so excited!! This will be the American premiere of Kancheli’s Dixi, and the music is lush, furious and electric. I’ll be singing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony. Andris Nelsons conducts.

Performances start on March 24th. Ticket details are here.

Musician Therapy

Oh, THIS. Yes. I’m so glad Jenna wrote about this. So many people turn to music in times of stress or melancholy – but what about the working musician?

There have been times when I’ve listened to Brahms’ first three symphonies back to back when I’ve been feeling blue, but then there are other times when I just want to binge watch Battlestar Galactica (with its excellent soundtrack by Bear McCreary) on Netflix for hours on end. What do musicians do when music doesn’t help the hurt?

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