I'm especially excited to be here tonight because, after a six year absence, I will actually be treading the boards in an opera once again, performing the role of the Glazier in the West Coast premiere of Philip Glass's Orphee.
I still don't know why Portland Opera asked me, but it's going to be totally fun and, frankly, the pay is excellent, particularly when you consider that I will sing a whopping six measures. Here's the crazy part - it's actually quite hard to sing. But I only have to learn one word, which I sing three times.
But I won't tell you what it is. For that you'll have to come to the opera.