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November 30, 2018

 What a joy it was to return to Virginia Opera for their production of Street Scene this season. I was a young artist there in their 2014-15 season, and I was thrilled to get the chance to go go back for their first ever Street Scene! I had a lot of fun experimenting w...

January 30, 2018

My second and final mainstage assignments this year at FGO were in Richard Strauss's Salome; one of my favorite operas.  I knew I wouldn't get a chance to photograph at all during the dress rehearsals, so I made sure to snap a few photos during the two Sitzprobe rehear...

November 19, 2017

Opening FGO's 77th season is this gorgeous production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, one of the bel canto staples.  Singing in one of the casts, I had the unique challenge of having to photograph from the wings of the stage during my dress rehearsal, as I wasn't a...

October 18, 2017

This month, I returned to FGO to start my second season as a young artist.  We begin this season with a  production of Lucia--in which I'm singing Arturo--and had a sing through before rehearsals officially started.  I was able to step away for a few moments during the...

October 20, 2016

Here in Florida, we're working on a condensed version of Bizet's Carmen to perform at schools and community centers around the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. Here are some photos from the rehearsal process:

October 20, 2016

It's all thanks to the app Instagram really.  Ever since I've had a smartphone, I found myself becoming more conscious of photography, because for the first time, I always had a decent camera in my pocket.  I started taking more photos.  And I found I really enjoyed ge...

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