This girl comes from Michigan, has homes in
Rome and New York, but she REALLY lives where her suitcases are. She likes
to jokingly say she "yells" for a living, which means she sings Opera and
Symphonic repertoire, loves the work, the life, the colleagues, and the
travel. Well, maybe the packing for the travel she doesn't love so much,
but somehow it's all worth it.
When she's home, she works in her
garden, reads, sees movies, catches up with friends, sews, learns
repertoire, and rescues the abandoned cats who wander in, and with whom
she feels a great rapport. She insists they are extremely communicative,
emotionally and spiritially connected, speak at least three languages
(English, Italian, and Cat of course), and best of all, surround her with
unconditional love. Since the feeling is mutual they have gotten to be
awfully good friends; she says emphatically this is a real win-win
situation, and wishes more people who live where animals are left to roam
the streets could know the joy that could be theirs for so small a price.
There's a link on this site where she will tell you their stories...
She helps her younger colleagues too, those starting out in the
business. From 1995-1999 she volunteered her summers to the New
OperaFestival di Roma, giving Master Classes and teaching voice, and this
year heartened by the experience and positive feed-back, is working with
other like-minded colleauges to establish CMI Arts (which you can link to
below), as one of the founding Mentors for its Young Artist/Mentor
Program, whose goal it is to help talented young singers whip themselves
up to professional snuff, and get their acts on the road too.
could say all these projects are keeping her out of mischief.....She's
writing a couple of books in the bits of time she has free: one for CMI
Arts, and one for children, whose proceeds will go to help the abandoned
cats of Rome. Later this year she will make a couple of new CD's: one of
cantatas of Vivaldi with the chamber orchestra Concentus Musicus Italiae,
and the other of French song literature with pianist Sabrina Trojse.
Her formal, professional bio and credits can be found by clicking on
the link for PRESS MATERIALS, and there are other links to take you
directly to Photos, Sound Clips, Video Clips, and more. Hope you enjoy the
ride. Thanks so much for tuning in........