I completed my Master’s in Opera Performance and moved to NYC where my boyfriend lives and where the auditions are. We have a Yorkshire Terrier named Dante, after the great author of the Divine Comedy who briefly mentions a man named Gianni Schicchi — Gianni Schicchi being the first opera Baritone Boy and I sang in together.
I’m figuring out how to potty train a puppy, how to navigate the subway system, and how to stand out from the 1,284,927,492 other sopranos in town (fine, I made that number up … but it’s not that much of an exaggeration). I’d like to figure out how to break into the oratorio and Early Music scene, and in addition to auditioning a bit around town, I want to come up with projects of my own to put on and give myself and others a chance to perform. All this while working full-time, practicing, improving my piano skills, (hopefully) learning Deutsch, and doing some more cooking at home. Wish me luck. And feel free to share any advice or suggestions.