Sunday, April 29, 2018

Summer is just around the corner!!

It's been a wild ride this year! I have loved teaching the students at Yuba College and I've had a great time performing like crazy! I just finished a concert with the college wind band singing three arias, two of which were TOTALLY out of my comfort zone, but I feel good about the end results. I'm relieved to be finished with that and Sing for America. They were both tons of fun! That being said: I am SO ready for it to be summer. I'm planning to travel with my mom, and have a couple smaller concerts lined up this summer... but there is so much to do between now and vacation time!

Secret Marriage rehearsals started on Monday and I'm so excited for this show. It's going to be an absolute riot! I'm sure audiences will be in love with the music as soon as they hear it. I have had to work hard to find the right balance in my voice for this role, but it's totally worth it for this music. It's somewhere between Mozart and Rossini in style and the silliness of all the characters just brings it to life perfectly.

I look forward to singing with the Sutter Buttes Family Orchestra in June, bringing you some selections from The Sound of Music. Then in August, we will do a Bernstein celebration at Coastside Lutheran. I need to determine the appropriate charity for this concert, but this now annual event has become a highlight of my work at Coastside. I am so excited to share this concert with friends and family.

I look forward to sharing clips, videos and photos of these various projects on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat (Instagram - @operabarbie | Snapchat - @lieslmcp) - so be sure you're following me online for more current updates! Thank you all for reading! (COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER VACATION!!!)


A Busy Singer is a Happy Singer

The days tick on, and although it's January, Springtime is rolling in! Not just green trees and wild flowers, but the spring opera seaso...

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