New podcast episode puts spotlight on collaboration

In the latest from the Singerpreneur Podcast, I spoke with mezzo-soprano Diana Tash about her upcoming performance as sculptor Camille Claudel, and the journey in taking Jake Heggie‘s song cycle to the stage… twice. Diana has long been a role model for singers who want to actively create vibrant projects, and her essential role in … Read more

I can see next season from here

Vocal focus in the summertime* Southern CA Vocal Events Lauri D. Goldenhersh’s Weekly Highlights Labor Day cometh! As summer winds down with a long weekend, the voal offerings may be few, but they’re not to be a missed. A few highlights: PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT takes their Trekkie Abduction to the Ford Amphitheatre this weekend, which … Read more

A friend’s remembrance, and memorial details for countertenor Brian Asawa

Beloved world-renowned countertenor Brian Asawa was a vibrant part of the vocal world at large.  When he passed away in April, it was a shock to that global community, and tributes have been posted all over the web, chronicling his early rise, an ongoing passion for Baroque repertoire, and his recent mission to help and support … Read more

American music is a family affair for Malibu Friends of Music

by Carolyn Val-Schmidt, guest reviewer, and Coril Prochnow On June 20th a small group of people was treated to the treasure of an intimate concert (a la “Schubertiade”) at the Montgomery Arts House for Music & Architecture, the Malibu home of Maria Newman and Scott Hosfeld. Fondly thought of as MAHMA, the building was specially designed for … Read more

CD release: Brian Asawa and Diana Tash, ‘Spirits of the Air’

Countertenor Brian Asawa and mezzo-soprano Diana Tash met at LA Opera in 1995, and discovered a musical and personal connection that sparked collaborative magic.  That connection has grown and evolved into what is now known as The Baroque Project, allowing the duo to perform together all over, with their very personal interpretations of exquisite Baroque … Read more

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