Monday, May 19, 2008

Guest-blogging gig

Before I left for Berlin, I pitched the AJC on a from-the-road Berlin blog. At first it seemed like it might not work out, but with persistence and patience I was able to get it pushed through the night before our performances began. I will probably blog more here about the trip, but I wanted to link to my AJC debut in case you don't have occasion to visit Here they be!

1) Willkommen in Berlin!

2) One down, two to go

3) Alle gute Dinge sind drei

(All photos taken by yours truly. Except for that one I was in. I think Anne Marie's boyfriend David took that one...)

Friday, May 16, 2008

My favorite Scot! (Huch-hi!)

Last night at the opening night afterparty I finally spoke with Donald Runnicles, however briefly. Turns out he was music director in Freiburg for about 5 years in the late '80s! So we talked about that, though I forgot to ask if he knows my voice teacher or voice coach from my Freiburg days. Anyway, Thursday's picture is of Donald and me at the reception. I love this man. He is BRILLIANT.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fotografiert im Osten

I went out wandering Tuesday morning before our first rehearsal with the Berliner Philharmoniker (I'm here with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra chorus) in the east-side "artsy" neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. This is my favorite photo from that excursion:
yeah, hot dog!

More from Berlin later... For now, it's off to the Philharmonie!