Recital in NYC
If anyone is in Manhattan on June 9th and wants to hear me sing in a recital, shoot me an Ask and I’ll give you the details :)
So, this crazy thing happened: Peter Sellars taught my class today.
As I’ve been gushing about on Twitter, this man is an angel, a genius, and an incredible human being. He brought such incredible energy into the room. I felt like I’d accidentally stepped into Wonderland and he was the benevolent Mad Hatter.
He hugged each and every one of us, looked into our eyes, learned our names, and made us feel special. He hugged me more sincerely than most people I know and I was just a stranger to him. He has so much love for everything and everyone. He feels things so deeply and he’s very open about it. I’m amazed by his boldness and intensity. Everything out of his mouth was just so inspired and intelligent. He blew me away with his vast amount of insight and optimism.
I was privileged to have the opportunity to sing Cherubino for him. What a joy to be able to present my artistry to such a great artist! I feel so blessed and I learned so much from today. I just can’t stop smiling!
Composer Daniela DeMatos has put up a recording of her quartet that I debuted in NYC and Boston. Go take a listen!
This is the recording from our Boston concert at the Longy School of Music. You can read my blog post about it here.
Review from our Boston concert
This is the most personal blog entry that I’ve ever written. It chronicles one of my most difficult performances. I talk about the inevitable connection between emotions and singing.
I found a nice review of our “Dawn Upshaw and Friends Winter Songfest” concert from last December. :)
Our concert was covered by Zachary Woolfe in the NY Times! It’s so cool to see my name in the times and it’s amazing to think that Mr. Woolfe was there to hear us sing. :D