So this is my first real blog! Ending my second year as director of opera studies for Opera McGill up in Montreal and heading into a really busy season: directing Camelot at Ash Lawn, along with David Gately running Janiec Opera Company at Brevard, then back to McGill to direct Agrippina, off to the Kennedy Center to direct an Evening of Puccini (semi-staged scenes with huge chorus and orchestra!), 2010 begins at Opera Memphis directing every version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice (!!), then some crazy 20th and 21st century operas for MusiMars, and ending in March by playing La tragedie de Carmen and directing Trouble in Tahiti.
That's 12 operas in the next 10 months!
It's going to be busy, and I hope to blog about the trials and tribulations of creating opera both in academia and in the professional world.