Is this what it feels like to grow up as a singer? I’m dipping my toe in to see how it feels to swim with Wagner. (No. Not the river Rhein. Not yet, at least.)
It is my great pleasure to announce that I will be singing the role of Daland in Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), with Opera Roanoke. I’m excited to take on this great role that I associate with the great bass Giorgio Tozzi, who I had the honor of studying with at Indiana University. It is also very fortunate that I have the opportunity to do a meaty role like this for the first time with a top-notch conductor. The Opera will be conducted Maestro Stephen White, who I worked with last summer at the Phoenicia Festival.
Who knows? Maybe this will mark the commencement into a whole new arena of repertoire! Ich freue mich!
Come see and hear for yourself.
Shaftman Performance Hall – Jefferson Center
September 21st and 23rd