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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Mozart Rules!

Two years ago, I debuted at Ravinia Festival singing Don Curzio in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, opposite Nathan Gunn and Ailyn Perez as Conte and Contessa, respectively. This year, I get to sing in not just one but TWO Mozart operas: Magic Flute and Idomeneo. I am normally cast as Monostatos in Magic Flute, but since I was initially contracted to sing Arbace in Idomeneo, I was later added to Magic Flute singing a double-duty role of First Priest and First Armoured Man. I sang the First Priest during my season debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2005, so singing the First Armoured Man was a challenge, but a very exciting one, as I get to showcase my vocal range and capability outside of the character tenor realm. In addition, I get the opportunity to sing again with Ailyn (as Pamina) and Nathan (as Papageno). In Idomeneo, I get to sing with the incomparable Richard Croft, as well as a trio of amazing women, Ruxandra Donose, Susanna Phillips and Tamara Wilson. Magic Flute is full of great singing and sense of humor. Idomeneo is a dramatic masterpiece that brings out the singers, the chorus, and even the orchestra, EQUALLY. Mozart did right with his first serious opera. I am very lucky and blessed to have worked with such great and reliable singers/colleagues. We made each other look AND sound good on stage. I can’t wait to return to Ravinia. It’s like a “mini-LYRIC”.

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