What I hope 2018 holds for me

I hope that 2018 is filled with good performances, good students, travel, learning, writing, playing, and open-heartedness among us all.

Things I have coming up (besides my regular Thursday/Sunday job at CMOQ):

1/5-6: Do It Now! The William Donald Schaefer Musical. Yes, there’s a new musical about Willie Don, Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor. I’m in a reading of it at Stevenson University-Greenspring Valley (another new performance venue!), playing Bertha, a neighbor of Willie Don who escapes to the suburbs of Milford Mill after the riots, and Jean, an aide in his mayoral office. Friday is an open dress rehearsal, Saturday is the official performance. Donations accepted.

1/20: Audition for Washington National Opera’s 2018-2019 season. Still trying to decide what to sing.

1/22: Rehearsals start for Don Carlo at Washington National Opera.

1/24: Start teaching at Notre Dame University of Maryland. Down the street from my house.

1/29: Spring semester starts at Howard Community College.

3/3: Don Carlo opens, closing 3/14.

3/26: Holy Week begins! NDM spring break begins.

4/1: Easter Sunday. Jesus is Risen! April Fools! (No, it’s April Fools’ Day. I wasn’t being sacrilegious.)

4/2: HCC spring break starts. NDM’s spring break ends. Figures.

4/13: Oh to be a movie star! at Germano’s with Ryan Cappleman.

4/14: Workshop on auditioning for community theater with Ryan and Lance Bankerd. Location still TBD.

4/25: Rehearsals begin for Concert Artists of Baltimore final concert of the season.

5/12: CAB Concert at Gordon Center of the Performing Arts (a new venue for me).

6/22-26: NATS National Conference, Las Vegas, NV (baby).

And that’s it for right now. I’m hoping to do the High Holidays at Oheb Shalom, but I won’t get a contract till June.

I have a lot to do. I think the most important things to focus on right now are getting the cabaret show and the workshop pre-planned, because once school and WNO rehearsals begin, I’m going to be busy.

Happy New Year!

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Christine Thomas-O'Meally, a mezzo soprano and voice teacher currently based in the Baltimore-DC area, has performed everything from the motets of J.S. Bach to the melodies of Irving Berlin to the minimalism of Philip Glass. As an opera singer and actress, she has appeared with companies such as Charm City Players, Spotlighters Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Opera North, the Washington Savoyards, In Tandem Theatre, Windfall Theater, The Young Victorian Theater of Baltimore, and Skylight Opera Theatre. She created the role of The Woman in Red in Dominick Argento’s Dream of Valentino in its world premiere with the Washington Opera and Mary Pickersgill in O'er the Ramparts at its world premiere during the Bicentennial of Battle of Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County. Other roles include Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, Mother Abbess in Sound of Music, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, both Hansel and the Witch in Hansel & Gretel, and many roles in Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Her performance as the Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha was honored with a WATCH award nomination. Ms. Thomas-O'Meally received an M.M. in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She regularly attends master classes and workshops in both performance and vocal pedagogy, and is certified in all three Levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method. Her students have performed on national and international tours of Broadway productions, at prestigious conservatories, and in regional theater throughout the country.

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