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Helen Sherman makes Strauss debut in Der Rosenkavalier, Opera North

Lovely to hear from 2007 Tait Awardee, Helen Sherman. Helen had great success in the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World as Australia’s representative in this career making competition. 265 more words

Tait Awardee Update

Miranda Keys' debut at The Royal Opera House

Australian dramatic soprano and former Tait Awardee, Miranda Keys, is to make her Royal Opera House debut in the 2016/17 Season as Marianne and Noble Widow ( 364 more words

Tait Awardee Update

ROH's 2016/17 Winter Season now on General Sale

The Winter Season at the ROH usually eludes me but this year I wanted to specifically catch two productions: the first revival of McVicar’s Adriana Lecouvreur… 180 more words

20th Century

The cheerful awfulness of the Italian Singer


R. Strauss is very exciting and “PoMo” (for his time) but there’s a hell of a lot to absorb when you (by which I mean  1,013 more words


A Certain Age

With a hurricane threatening for the weekend, I jumped to the library and stocked up. A Certain Age (A) by Beatriz Williams kept me completely unaware of the weather. 212 more words

Would Octavian shave his legs?

It may be a whimsical (yet burning) question but think about it: trouser roles are supposed to be men. Would they shave their legs? I’m sure a dude like Orlando wouldn’t even think the razor was for something other than offing enemies. 159 more words

Mezzos & Contraltos

Master Class with Maestro Peter Mark

An excerpt from my master class this past weekend with Maestro Peter Mark. Here Maestro Mark is working with me on phrasing and expansion in a high note, as opposed to simply hitting the note and sustaining. 18 more words