It's getting to that part of the year again, when I reflect on the year so far, and begin to look ahead to next year.
Highlights of 2018 were: singing Sancho Panza to the awesome Ferruccio Furlanetto's Don Quichotte In Sydney and Melbourne; Amonasro,
King of Ethiopia, in Verdi's AIDA, under the baton of young Maestro Andrea Battistoni; Geronio, the hapless husband of Fiorilla, in Turk in Italy. This was a wonderful, lively, engaging production, directed by Simon Philips, and conducted by Andrea Molino.
Currently, I'm working on the role of Beckmesser in Wagner's Die Meistersinger, which I will debut in Melbourne at the end of the year.
I'm now looking forward heading off to Helsinki in Jan 2019, where I will debut as Athanael in Thais,
and sing my old favourite, Amonasro in Aida. I'm also looking forward to the Verdi Requiem with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.