Reviews in for Mozart vs. Salieri

5716f27c712b3-pacific-opera-project-s-mozart-vs-salieri-review-1Our run is over and we had such fun working/playing together on and off the stage. Once again Pacific Opera Project walks that tiniest of tight ropes between supremely professional and irreverently fun … in my opinion this is why so many talented singers want to sing for them.

So kudos to the people who put it all together: Josh Shaw, Stephen Karr, Kaitrin Kinnare, Maggie Green, Gabriela Villalobos, Kylene Johnson and everyone who pitched in to set up and tear down those stages and sets night in and out!

You make opera fun … bravissimi tutti!

Bravissimi anche to the stellar cast of singers I was privileged to sing with: Tracy Cox, Brooke deRosa, Karen Hogle Brown, Justine Aronson, Andy Papas and Alex Charlie Boyd. You all were amazing and wonderful to work with.

Here are some links to reviews and quotes I was grateful to receive:

“The tenor voice and comedic talent of Christopher Anderson West added to the setting of the stage for the appearances of competing sopranos.”

“Dueling sopranos played by Karen Hogle Brown and Brooke deRosa finally arrive on the set as two divas being courted by an opera patron (played  elegantly by Christopher Anderson-West), and things heat up.”

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Next up: Don Jose in Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, with Celestial opera this June. Rehearsals begin today and I am embracing the drastic shift from comedy to tragedy/drama! 😉

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  • photo by Martha Benedict

Another Spring Opera Addition

I have so enjoyed being a part of The Merry Widder with Pacific Opera Project … it will be a fantastic show full of laughs, dancing and beautiful music. You won’t want to miss it!

I am also pleased to announce that I will be singing the tenor role in POP’s next production as well! It will be a recreation of the “contest” put on by Joseph II between Mozart and Salieri … “The Impresario” vs. “Prima la musica, e poi le parole”.

In the meantime I am also working on Don Jose for Carmen, by Bizet, and rehearsals will begin just a couple of weeks after this new opera ends. So LOTS of music and memorization … no complaints here! I am happy to be busy making music!
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Cast for Mozart vs. Salieri production in featured pic: Andy Papas, Alex Boyd, Tracy Cox, Justine Aronson, Brooke deRosa, myself and Karen Hogle Brown. show less