I’m at it again with the coat. This time in Michigan, I believe another new state for me. Actually, I have not only never sung there, but I think I have not yet even been to Michigan. So this is a win for me professionally and personally! A win for Michigan, no doubt. Boys and girls, the adventures and conquests of a wandering minstrel are boundless.
May 4th and 5th, I will be singing the role of Colline in the Opera Grand Rapids production of La Bohème. I love doing this show and look forward to developing a relationship with this company as well as working with another cast of talented singers and crafty Bohemians.
After I’m done in Michigan, I fly home one day and fly out again the next, heading back to Jacksonville, FL, where I also sang Bohème earlier this year. It was all around a fantastic experience working with the Jacksonville Symphony. They are a wonderful sounding ensemble and conductor Fabio Mechetti is simply fantastic to work with. So it is a great pleasure to return to work with them again.
This time, I will be singing my first Beethoven’s 9th, May 10-12, which I am very excited about. As bass soloist, I have the distinct honor of introducing the famous tune of the Ode to Joy. Very cool.