I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining Opera San Jose as a Resident Artist this coming season! It looks like it will be a very exciting year, allowing me to revisit two roles and add two to my repertoire.
The season begins with my role debut as Raimondo in Donizetti's tragic Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia will have performances September 10th, 11, 15, 18, 23, and 25.
The second production of the season will be Il Bariere di Siviglia where I will come back to Don Basilio and his well known essay on gossip, 'La Calunnia è un venticello'.
The third and most adventurous and exciting production of the year will be second Scottish priest of the season! I will make my role debut as Father Palmer in Kevin Puts's Pulitzer Prize winning opera, Silent Night. This is an incredible opera, first commissioned by Minnesota Opera in November of 2011, that illuminates the Christmas truce between German, French, and Scottish forces in 1914. It took its inspiration from the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, and is moving, provocative and stunningly beautiful. I'm ecstatic about spending time with this piece and very excited to be a part of its west coast premiere.
The final opera of the season is Puccini's La bohème. I'm always happy to come back to this masterpiece and always find something new in my good friend Colline. This run will put me at over 15 performances of Colline in my young career, and almost 20 performances of Puccini's classic.
All in all this is one of those seasons great for opera fans, and those who have never seen an opera before. It will be a great year and I look forward to seeing everyone in the audience!