Tag Archives: opera

Australia Day in Limelight

To celebrate Australia Day, opera devotee and writer Sarah Noble highlighted a bunch of Aussie singers overseas, on the Limelight blog. Not only did I get a mention, she linked to this blog! So if you've come here via Limelight: ...

Can I be Bo Skovhus’ stunt double?

I posted this earlier today on my singing blog: Today's Badische Neueste Nachrichten has a review of Sunday's Wiederaufnahme of La Traviata - a kind of 'first taste' report of the new ensemble in many ways. As the post title gives away, ...

The new season begins

It's my first performance in my new Theater tonight! The Theaterfest is kind of like an open day, with a few open rehearsals and fun things like Karaoper (sing a duet with one of the soloists). I'm singing my aria from ...

End of season round-up

The end of the opera season is upon us, and tonight is my last performance in Nürnberg. It's been a fairly busy season, having done 70 performances: 61 on the mainstage, 5 with the Hoschschule production of Figaro and a ...

Two Boys

I really wish I could see this show. Nico Muhly is only 29 and this, his first opera, is a co-commission from English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in New York - it doesn't get much bigger than that! ...

Funny ad for ENO’s new opera about the internet

The new opera by Nico Muhly is called Two Boys, and based on a true story (starring my mate Nicy Spence).

Lee Friedlander shoots aspiring opera singers

The celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander has done a somewhat bizarre series: portraits of the finalists of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the biggest singing competition in the US. Click to see more. (btw, I sang a charity concert in NYC ...

Il Viaggio a Norimberga

I spent the last week in Tuscany with the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, for a performance of Le nozze di Figaro in the Teatro Poliziano in Montepulciano.  It was a great week, in a beautiful part of the world, with great ...

Live Broadcast: Samson & Dalila

BR-Klassik (the main classical music radio station in Bavaria) is broadcasting the premiere of our production of Samson et Dalila live tomorrow night, and its possible to listen in online. To access the live audio stream click here. The opera begins at ...

Fledermaus Promo Video

I was supposed to be singing tonight, but sadly had to cancel due to coming down sick. Here's the promo video for our production of Die Fledermaus - I didn't do the Premiere, so I'm not in it: