News: Lutenist Sigrun Richter and I are happy to announce that we will be holding a joint master course in Lute song (including also solo lute music) this summer, August 5-11, 2018, in Schwäbisch Gmünd's historic Schwörhaus. This course is open to students, professionals and serious amateurs: the most-improved course participant will be awarded the Hans Judenkünig Prize by the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd at the course participants' public concert at the end of the week. Please follow this link to a short program description.
I'm pleased to announce that my third solo CD, recorded in December 2016 with Ensemble Il Furioso (Victor Coelho, David Dolata and Juvenal Correa-Salas)--George Frideric Handel: The Complete 'Amen, Alleluia' Arias, HWV 269-77 (with music by Church, Croft, Pittoni and Anon)--has been released by Toccata Classics of London (TOCC 0337). We are all quite pleased with the result and hope that you will be too! You can hear all of this recording on iTunes, but here is one of my personal favourites--HWV 269, composed in ca. 1747. This track is hosted on the website of one of my doctoral advisers, co-director of Il Furioso and, on this recording, theorbist, Victor Coelho. people.bu.edu/blues/12Track12.mp3
My PhD Dissertation Giambattista Velluti in London (1825-1829): Literary Constructions of the Last Operatic Castrato. was been accepted by the university and by my doctoral committee--Professors Joshua Rifkin, Victor Coelho and Silke Leopold--and I was awarded a PhD in musicology by Boston University on May 21, 2017. I have now resumed a fuller calendar of singing as well as teaching both musicology and historical voice. Additionally, I am finishing an edition of the ca. 28 ornamented arias of Velluti for A-R Editions, hopefully to be released at some point in 2019. Please use the contact formfor any questions you might have.