Happy Trails La Gazza Ladra… Hello Stabat Mater & France!

Last night was our 4th and final performance and all I can say is…. Four performances is hardly enough.  I had such a wonderful time putting this piece together.  I was so lucky to have such wonderful colleagues and friends around me for both my role and house debuts at the Rossini Opera Festival this summer.

 

I hope to be returning to this absolutely charming city sooner than later!  The people, the food, the beach, the atmosphere… I’m in love.  Thanks to this city I’ve decided to take up cycling (motor-less mind you) and I’m having a great time so far pedaling myself around.  I invested in a brand new Brompton folding bike which I have named Sprite due to its lemon-lime color and I have grand plans to bike everywhere I can manage! 😀

 

That all said it isn’t quite time to say goodbye to Pesaro, Italy yet as I will be singing the Stabat Mater at the Teatro Rossini on Saturday the 22nd of August!  This is absolutely one of my favorite concert pieces and cannot wait to have the honor of singing it in this historical place.

 

On Sunday my wife, Anna, and I will be boarding a train to Milano and renting a car to drive to Annecy, France for a performance and another debut with the Annecy Classic Festival on the 29th of August!

 

A presto!