Below you'll find a few of my favorites pieces. Thanks for watching!
"The First Lie" is an opera in creation with libretto by Carol Maxym and music by Stephen Feigenbaum about the (in)famous Massie case of 1931-2 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. We performed excerpts from the opera in Honolulu in June, 2016. This aria, "Something terrible has happened" comes early in the opera as Thalia Massie tells her husband she has been raped.
My first public performance of jazz: "I left my heart in San Francisco" with Andrés Vadin (guitar) and Tali Tadmor (piano) at V Wine Room in West Hollywood, August 23, 2016.
I've had the honor and privilege of performing Honolulu-based composer, Neil McKay's "Introduction and Five Limericks" several times. This video is from a performance at KHRP Hawai'i Public Radio with Eric Schank at the piano. Mr. McKay was in the audience that day!!
Forgive the fuzziness but it was dark! This is my first attempt at singing jazz live, at V Wine Room in West Hollywood for our "Journey through Europe" with Five Senses Tastings. An unbelievably moving experience for me!
"Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss" by Franz Lehar performed in August 2016 at V Wine Room with Tali Tadmor on piano.
I was so excited to performed a benefit recital in Moshi, Tanzania for Pamoja Tuneweza (Together we can). The concert was in the late afternoon, and we only had one big lamp in the church... of course the pianist needed it to read her music!
I was so honored to sing "Gracias a la vida," Chile's second national anthem of sorts, at the British Ambassador's residence in Santiago, Chile. After living there in college, I visited the country again in 2010 after the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that devastated the island of Juan Fernández.
I absolutely love Kurt Weill's "Sieben Todesünden," performed here at Deutsches Haus at New York University. Sorry for the abrupt start and end!