After an extremely hectic 2017, I am delighted to be singing in Australia again this year! I had a lot of fun in the first part of the year, singing Sancho Panza to the awesome Ferruccio Furlanetto's Don Quichotte In Sydney and Melbourne.
This was followed by one of my favourite roles; Amonasro, King of Ethiopia, in Verdi's AIDA, under the baton of young Maestro Andrea Battistoni. This was a most extraordinary and exciting production. However, this week, I've turned my mind to Rossini, and
am now singing the role of Geronio, the hapless husband of Fiorilla, in Turk in Italy, until September 1. This is a wonderful production, directed by Simon Philips, and conducted by Andrea Molino.
Following that, I have a couple of Lieder
concerts, in Bowral and Sydney, and a quick trip to Brisbane. My opera year culminates in my Melbourne debut as Beckmesser in Wagner's Die Meistersinger.