Ready for opening night of "Elektra" in Chicago

This is going to be one VERY exciting run of performances. Our final dress is behind us, the cast is ready, the orchestra sounds great, the production is spectacular, and, most important, Richard Strauss created a masterpiece. What an honor to sing this opera in one of my favorite cities and with such an outstanding cast under the direction of Sir David McVicar and with Sir Andrew Davis on the podium. Truly, I don’t think this is a show that the opera fans in Chicago will forget very soon. The opening night performance will be streamed live online. Just click on this link at 6:30 p.m. Central Time and enjoy the show.
98.7 WFMT - Chicago's Classical and Folk Music Radio Streaming Online

For a bit of a preview, you might enjoy this as well:
Elektra - Lyric Opera of Chicago
That link will take you to a Youtube video with a feature on our production. I can’t wait to get back on stage!!!

All else is fine in Chicago. It’s been a wonderful month. And, now that the St. Louis Cardinals are once again in the post-season baseball playoffs, I anticipate a great month ahead!!!! OH, and didn’t the BEARS look great against the Cowboys on Monday night.

Finally, this is political season. Folks, play nice--or else Orest just may have to pay you a visit.