I'm currently in my third and final year in the Patrick G Shirley Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and I am covering Masetto in Don Giovanni (season opener). I'm singing one of the servants in Capriccio, and singing the role of Lawyer Frazier in Porgy and Bess.
After I'm finished I go to Madison Opera to make my debut there as Figaro in The Barber of Seville; after which I go to Opera Philadelphia for the premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a new opera by Daniel Schnyder about the life of Charlie Parker. In this opera I will play the role of Dizzy Gillespie along side Lawrence Brownlee who will play Charlie Parker.
I've also moved on in the Cardiff Singer of the World competition to the live auditions round which will be in December. It could be a bit of a long shot to win the USA spot but I'm happy to get this far and have the opportunity to at least sing for them live!
Things have been great for me over the past few months. After finishing my second year at LAO's young artist program, I won first place in Houston Grand Opera's Concert of Arias and I am currently in my first year of their Young Artist Program.
This year I will be singing Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and First Lady in The Magic Flute. I am currently covering Fiordiligi and Desdemona (Cosi and Otello) which are the first two productions of the year.