Spring 2017

Characteristically, I’m writing this somewhere ridiculous. This time, it’s on a plane from JFK to PHX, after a field trip to New York with the Arizona Opera Studio gang. Last night I had the pleasure of making my New York debut at the National Opera Center, where we performed a program of duets. It was definitely a delightful way to…

Fall 2016

To be perfectly honest, it feels like the world is falling apart. The past few days have been nothing short of terrifying, and so many are so tragically divided. As we ask ourselves what we can do in times like these, I haven’t any answer but “that which we can best do to make something better.” And so, as we open Rusalka…

Summer 2016

There’s no place like Santa Fe! What a beautiful summer it’s been here at the Santa Fe Opera, where I’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to work and learn as a 2016 Apprentice Singer. I’ve performed in the chorus of Roméo et Juliette, covered the role of Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, performed the full role of Hostess in Boris Godunov in the…

Spring 2016

I’m done with school! This last semester has flown by, with many ups and downs and fantastic successes! In the past few months, I’ve debuted roles in five operas, been featured in half a dozen concerts and scenes programs, received top awards from four competitions, and, most recently, given my postgraduate recital. It has been quite the journey at the Conservatory, and I…

Fall 2015

Where exactly did my penultimate semester of school go? It’s been such a whirlwind of adventures up and down the state of California and up and across the United States. I’ve completed my first “big kid” audition season, and am thrilled to be joining the Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist for Summer 2016. I’ve also had my very first…

July 2015

I have been back from my five-week sojourn in Suzhou for a couple of days now, and every day I attempt to answer the same question: “how was China?” How does one answer this? How does one describe a small experience in a very large country, convey every moment of a month in one succinct statement? One doesn’t, one has decided. One…

April 2015

I am writing this on the beach. I have a charmed existence. I woke up this morning, pleasantly sore from a fantastic yoga class last night, with a single ray of Santa Barbara sunshine seeping through the blinds. I have intermittent rehearsals throughout the day with a team of absolutely fantastic musicians, for a beautiful, emotionally-charged opera: André Previn’s A Streetcar…

#hello2015

‘Tis the season for reminiscing about the year gone by. There’s a fun hashtag, of course, and an infinite amount of images of inspirational quotes against inspiring backgrounds. Most of these, I’m not afraid to admit, have inspired in me little more than an eye roll. There is one, however, that (pun completely intended) caught my eye: I am thankful…

Confessions of a workaholic

Note: the following is going to sound like a humblebrag. I assure you, however, that this is only partially the case… I’ve actually lost track of the amount of times, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve been asked how I’m doing all the things I’m doing right now. Because I assume that whoever is reading this isn’t stalking me…

Summer 2014

What a whirlwind this summer has been! I spent the month of June covering the role of Elena in the American premiere of Adam Gorb’s Anya17 with Opera Parallèle (relevant blog post here), which was an incredible experience in so many ways, from watching my incredible teacher at work to being exposed, in at least a small way, to the horrors that so many women…