November 7th, 2013
James is very much looking forward to working with pianist Kathleen Tagg as we prepare for next weekends performance of selections from Ben Moore's Dear Theo in New York.
August 21st, 2013
James revisits the title role in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring with Indianapolis Opera in April/May of 2014. This production marks James' return to a role which he first performed at the Merola Opera Program in 2008.
"As is the the case with many of Britten's characters, Albert is deeply layered and conflicted. This complexity makes any opportunity for another reading extremely exciting. I know that there will be some elements that I'll feel very differently about today than it did six years ago"
The production runs from April 25th to May 4th.
June 3rd, 2013
James is delighted to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre where he will take the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables".
March 31st, 2013
"New York, City of Dreams." James is featured in the Sunday Star Times travel section talking about some aspects of life in New York City.
March 27th, 2013
After an amazing week in Dessau performing at the Weill Fest, James has traveled to Auckland where he has begun rehearsals with the New Zealand Opera. He is delighted to be home and is greatly enjoying working with the fabulous cast, crew and creatice team of Madama Butterfly.
James was also delighted to be featured in the latest Kurt Weill Foundation Newsletter.
March 1st, 2013
James had a wonderful rehearsal and performance period with the MDR Sinfonieorchester and was particularly honored to perform in Leipzig's famous Gewanhaus. Maestro Garrett Keast, (who took over a week before the performances due to Maestro Lan Shui's ongoing injury) was wonderful to work with and James greatly appreciated the collaboration they enjoyed during the process.
James has now settled into Dessau where he has begun rehearsals for the upcoming Weill Fest 2013shows which will be conducted by James Holmes. He also continues his preparation for the upcoming "Madame Butterfly" with New Zealand Opera which begins at the end of the month.