Upcoming Engagements

Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 1, 5, 9 (matinee), 13, 16 (matinee), & 22, 2016M/em>
Mime, Mem>Das Rheingold

Don José, Carmen
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Lyric Opera of Chicago
December 10, 12, & 14, 2016
January 6, 8 (matinee), 12 (matinee), 14, 17, 22 (matinee), 25 (matinee), & 27, 2017
Monostatos, The Magic Flute
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Los Angeles Opera
February 18 & 25, 2017
March 2, 5 (matinee), 16, & 19 (matinee), 2017
First Jew, Salome
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Recital (Los Angeles)
El Camino College Marsee Auditorium
March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm
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Los Angeles Opera
March 25 & 30, 2017
April 2 (matinee), 6, 9 (matinee), & 15, 2017
Spalanzani, The Tales of Hoffmann
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Seattle Opera
May 6, 7 (matinee), 10, 13, 14 (matinee), 17, 19, & 20 (matinee), 2017
Monostatos, The Magic Flute
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(More upcoming engagements)

Weddings, Movies and Competitions

Toni and Chito’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration went very well. Karen, Kristen, Kelly, Shawn and Apollo sang beautifully, as well as the whole Filipino Choir of St. Gerard. (May 24)

I saw “A Mighty Wind” at the Pacific Theaters in Sherman Oaks with Steve Kronauer and his friend Nik. That was a good movie!

Last Sunday, I competed for the AIFA (American Institute of Fine Arts) Vocal Competition. I was a finalist. The winners were Christina Borigoli (1st), Nazani Ashjian (2nd) and Annie Chon (3rd). As for my performance, I sang three arias. I started with “Here I Stand.” I sang the piece perfectly. By the second and the third aria, I felt my voice tightening up. I realized that I warmed up too early during the day, and resting for 3 hours without singing out fully proved to be a disadvantage to my performance. My first note in “O Colombina” was not as beautiful as expected, and I had too much “spinto” quality on “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz.” Even though I had “bravos” from the audience, the judges was still able to see through my mistakes. One thing I’ve learned from this competition is to “fully” warm up (sing out) 1 hour to 30 minutes before the actual competition or audition.

Anxious to know how the Orlando Opera Audition is going to turn out… will keep you informed.

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