Photo: Cathleen Candia as Dido and Zachary Gordin as Aeneas
I'm gearing up for a great double-bill! The baroque masterpiece Dido and Aeneas (FINALLY as Aeneas, after having sung both Dido and the Sorceress back in my countertenor days...), and La vida breve, which is a sadly neglected opera, full of passion and incredible music. Conducted by Jose Luis Moscovich, and stage direction by Ragnar Conde, with an incredible cast.
I'm really excited to be doing another production among friends. West Bay Opera (Palo Alto, CA) is a company that is very dear to me, and one that deserves an outpouring of support from the community for its outstanding productions. I performed Germont in my first production of La traviata with them last season, and was shocked by the magic that this company makes happen, on a modest budget, and with the help of a small army of volunteers. Truly world-class opera, presented in a wonderful small theater, and accessible to all.
I'm starting the rehearsal process tomorrow, and look forward to meeting new cast mates, and seeing old friends. I'll keep you all posted, here, with updates on how it all shapes up.
Please help get the word out, and get your tickets ASAP. Go to West Bay Opera and click on the "Tickets" button.
Thanks! Drop me a line if you are coming, and I hope to see you there!