Seasons With Chorale: This is my first season
Hometown: Concord, CA
California State University, Northridge (Master of Music - Vocal Performance); California State University, Northridge (Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance)
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
As a full-time singer, I’m always performing. I’ve performed nationally with several opera companies (Dayton Opera, Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, and others). I also sing regularly in Los Angeles with churches, orchestras, outreach groups, and local opera companies.
King of El Dorado in Candide (Los Angeles Opera); Pang in Turandot (Dayton Opera); Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera Orlando). Upcoming: Tenor in Three Tales (Long Beach Opera); Reverend Parris in Crucible (Opera Santa Barbara).
Highlights of your musical career:
Making my main stage debut with Los Angeles Opera as King of El Dorado in Candide with Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole, under the baton of James Colon. Getting to perform my dream role of Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd with Fresno Grand Opera and Townsend Opera.
Favorite choral work(s):
Mozart’s Requiem; Sleep by Eric Whitacre
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
My first concert with LAMC was Mahler’s Symphony #2 with Gustavo Dudamel at the Santa Barbara Bowl. I’m not sure I could have asked for a more magical or auspicious beginning!
What are you listening to these days?
Mostly, whatever music I’m trying to learn, but when I’m in the car with my two daughters it’s all Disney, all the time. Occasionally I can sneak in some Bowie or Queen, but usually it’s a princess movie.
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
I’m a proud husband, father of two daughters, a huge Golden State Warrior fan, and a connoisseur of all things Star Wars and Marvel.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
I know it’s cliche, but I love Hollywood: seeing movies at the El Capitan or the Arclight theatres, eating at Griddle Cafe or Off Vine, and going to Amoeba records.