Charlie Parker’s Yardbird is finally here!! As I write this, I am in Philadelphia for the final rehearsal period before the world premiere of the new opera Charlie Parker’s Yardbird. Sharing the stage with outstanding colleagues is thrilling and this cast is uber talented. Plus, there will be more performances of this work in the future. Stay tuned!
This summer will also hold a chance for me to spend some time with my family in Paris which is long overdue. While in Europe, I am touring Spain in solo recital. Look for more about those ongoing adventures on my Twitter and Facebook.
And, to prepare for another world premiere, I will be learning the music for the new Richard Danielpour tone poem setting of Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Love’s Exquisite Freedom.” I have the honor of singing this new work with the Asheville Symphony.
Have a safe and happy summer!