Seasons With Chorale: 3
Season Joined: 2014-15
Hometown: Modesto, California
UC Irvine, BM in Vocal Performance; UCLA, Masters Program in Opera; South Coast Repertory's Professional Conservatory for Actors
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Yes, I edit my husband Nick Cole's novels.
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
I sing in the LA Opera chorus regularly, as well as Pacific Chorale/Pacific Symphony. I also sing for churches, temples, other opera companies, and sing corporate events with EEntrée Entertainment
Frasquita in POP's (Pacific Opera Project) recent production of Carmen, Adele in Die Fledermaus (Intimate Opera)
soloist and choral singer for the recent MMO videogame Wildstar
Highlights of your musical career:
performing a few solo bit roles at LA Opera: Gabrielle in La Rondine (designed/directed by Marta Domingo), A Woman's Voice in Jenufa (conducted by James Conlon), and Erste Meise in Die Vogel (also James Conlon); also, performing the role of Frasquita in Carmen in a Western US tour with various symphonies
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Experiencing the recent earthquake onstage while singing Ravel at Disney Hall was definitely memorable.