Well, back in Tucson (for almost two weeks now), and things are already frantic around here!
I am singing a couple of my favorite songs tomorrow night on a recital given by pianist Tracy Perry. I am singing Ravel's "Histoires naturelles" (set to poems by Jules Renard. For those of you who were at my recital in Milwaukee, these were on the program there.
Then, on Sunday it's off to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Alamos is about an eight hour drive from Tucson, and I will be headed down there in a mini-van with the Amelia Rieman Opera Quartet and our director, my teacher, Prof. Roe. Six adults in a min-van, that should be fun! We will be singing a concert as part of the Festival Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado. To be honest, I don't know much about the festival, but here is a bit of info on a funny looking website (which indicates the performances of "opera stars," I guess that's us). You can see here a bio of the quartet on the website!
In addition to these two recitals this week, I'm preparing a role in the UofA spring opera, "Tartuffe"; and preparing for my Doctoral Solo recital on February 11th. More on those later!
Here are a few pictures from New Year's eve in Chicago!
Nathan and Dad at dinner:
Mollie and Dad outside the dinner place, Club Lucky:
The power went out at about 11 pm!
The ever-dangerous beer pong:
Happy New Year!
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