Alan's Blog...It's all Gesamtkunstwerk to me!

Thoughts from nearly 40 years on the professional stage

A new design (but the same old singer)

Welcome to my newly redesigned webpage. It had been over 10 years with the old software and so it was time to freshen up the joint. I'm going to do a better job of updating all my musings concerning my singing career, teaching, directing, and just being general things in life. You never know what might roll off my fingers.

Tonight we opened "Acis And Galatea" at Wichita State University where I am the Director of Opera. I had never directed a Handel Opera…nor have I sung in one. Come to think of it, I've never even sat all the way through a Handel opera. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing this production at WSU come together. It's a fresh look at the opera. It's been a lot of fun watching the students bring this to life.

Next week brings Holy Week at the Cathedral here in Wichita where I am the Director of Sacred Music. These liturgies during Holy Week always have a huge impact on me. I'm excited for all that is ahead…and to celebrating, once again, our Risen and Wonderful Saving Lord on Easter.

I'll be leaving for NYC in less than two weeks for a new production of "Die Zauberfl
öte". It looks like a very interesting production is on tap with sung lines in German and dialogue in English. That gets a bit confusing at times…but, I know this production is going to become an audience favorite.

So, life has never slowed down even though my postings surely did. Enjoy some of my old postings (I didn't include everything I've written over the past decade…just some favorites). Check back often to see what else is escaping from my mind and onto the "page". Thanks for coming along on the journey.