Time to head back to 2021-2022 and to another year of curiously strong singing and performing!
OYes, this is a reworking of the Back to Whatever graphic
Last week, we had a wonderful three day series called “Back to Whatever,” in which we explored:
Our Favorite Sings
Pop/Rock for Dummies
Exploring the Emotional Truth in Golden Age Theater Songs
And there were a lot of great insights and takeaways about technique, style, and interpretation. There weren’t as many registrants as I hoped there’d be. But the people who were there got a lot out of it. And it’s inspired me going forward.
I begin the 2021-2022 year with goals for myself and my students:
To develop our technique to as far as it can go
To explore styles with which we might not be 100% comfortable
To create new interpretations, whether the music we’re performing is old or new
I’m remodeling the studio somewhat – painting, some rearranging, some new furniture – and I want to remodel some of the ways that we are accountable to each other. This is a work in progress.
More to come!
**** I still have space for 3 or 4 more students M-Th afternoons. Drop-ins available on Saturdays. If you’re curious(ly strong), find out how to work with me
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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