Saturday, October 18, 2014

Michael O'Neal Singers

Dear Readers,

Thank you for your patience between updates!

What a fantastic evening! Last night I sang a concert with a tremendous quintet of soloists supported by Dr. Michael O'Neal and his group of 100+ singers.

It was the Michael O'Neal Singers' Fantasy of the Opera fall concert. Maetro O'Neal programmed a delightful and dramatic evening, of solos, duets, trios, and chorus. I sang Arturo's "Per poco fra le tenebre." The brilliant lyric baritone Brent Davis and I sang the ACT IV duet from Boheme "In un cupe... O, Mimi tu piu non torni." I shared Verdi's Brindisi from La Traviata with the shimmering soprano of Megan Mashburn. The final piece featured the smooth but intense bass voice of John Laforge and I singing the duet from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers.

It was a such a joy to work with these singers, Maestro O'Neal and his chorus.
Next up learn Albert Herring, audition and finish this DMA.

My topic has been approved and I am waiting for my committee to sign the cover to my prospectus. Keep your fingers crossed. I am currently in the heat of battle, writing and working on the lecture recital.
From left to right: John LaForge (bass); Magdalena Wor (Mezzo); Brent Davis (Baritone); Megan Mashburn (Soprano); Joseph Michael Brent (Tenor)

Thank you for reading,