Hopefully, she will be able to have the New York experience she's always wanted, and hopefully I will get another audition or two for that week as well. I still have several auditions that I am waiting to hear back from.
On the other hand, I received word that I did not get an audition with Santa Fe Opera this year. For that application, singers do not send in a recording, they just take the information that is submitted and perhaps their notes from previous auditions and make their decision. Well, I guess they did not enjoy my audition last year in Chicago. But, that is ok. That is how the business works. I also was not invited to the Wolf Trap auditions. Nevertheless, it is quite an exciting experience to be able to travel around the country to the ones I do get invited to. I have traveled just under 60,000 miles in the last year and half!
Wow, I have never thought about that before, but that's a lot of miles.
Anyway, I will keep you all updated on any new information.
This last week we had a very successful choir concert for the Conservatory Singers. My wife was a life saver! I brought the wrong tux coat and she fortunately was able to get me the one with tails, just in time for the concert. Thanks babe!
This week, I will be participating in the Missouri NATS contest. I have won the NATS West Regional before and this is an entirely new region for me at UMKC. So, I am excited to see how it goes. I will be singing Lenski's Aria by Tchaikovsky from Eugene Onegin, Nebbie by Respighi, The Lamb by Hoiby, and Thou Shalt Break Them from Messiah by Handel. Unfortunately, I will not be able to be a part of the Kansas State University Choir Advisory Council, which I was invited to be a part of this year since I am now an alumnus. I will continue to be part of their activities but I was notified too late to clear my schedule for their fall meeting. I am very honored for the invitation.
Looking ahead to the Monteverdi concert in December, I promised you another weird and ancient instrument. This week: the Hurdy Gurdy
Click Here to watch a video of a Hurdy Gurdy performance (let me know if he blinks)
Current Audition Info
Santa Fe Opera - applied 9/16 - not invited 10/22
Chautauqua Opera (New York) - applied 10/5 - invited 10/22
Wolf Trap Opera (Washington D.C.) - applied 10/8 - not invited 10/18
National Opera Association Competition (San Antonio) - applied 10/12
Crested Butte Opera (Colorado) - applied 10/12
Sugar Creek Symphony and Song (near Chicago) - applied 10/12
Shreveport Opera Competition - applied 10/12
Symphony in the Valley (Colorado) - applied 10/13
Ash Lawn Opera (near Washington D.C.) - applied 10/13
October 29, 2010 - Missouri State NATS competition - Central Missouri University - TBA
November 10, 2010 - Singing "Der Lindenbaum" on John Mueter Presentation - Grant Hall 122 - 3pm
November 18-21, 2010 - The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc - Chevalier de la Force (cover) - White Recital Hall
November 30, 2010 - Choir Concert - Atonement Lutheran Church
December 2, 2010 - Chautauqua Opera Auditions - New York City, NY
December 7, 2010 - Featured Soloist - Monteverdi Vespers (400th Anniversary Concert) - Visitation Catholic Church - Kansas City, MO - 7:30pm
December 12, 2010 - Tenor Soloist - Messiah by Handel - Centennial United Methodist Church - Kansas City, MO - 4:00pm
March 17-20, 2011 - Don Giovanni by Mozart - Don Ottavio - White Recital Hall
April 23, 2011 - Gloria by Poulenc - White Recital Hall