On June 29th at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, the Bethesda Summer Music Festival presents Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with John in the principal bass role of Sarastro. There are two performances that day, at 2:30 and 7:30. He will also appear in an art song recital and a preview show for the opera on June 22nd.
John returns to Bel Cantanti Opera to sing the role of Vasily Sobakin in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tsar’s Bride.
Saturday, May 11, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 12, at 3:00pm
Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, at 3:00pm
Location: Randolph Road Theater – 4010 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD. Tickets are available here.
“[T]he Ghost Chorus deserves a nod, as well as the chorus for the Norwegian sailors, the Dutchman’s crew and the young women in Senta’s scene in Act 2. I thought the entire production was impressive and well-orchestrated.” Read More
“On Friday and Sunday, audiences in Baltimore will get a chance to check out Wagner’s “Die Fliegende Holländer” in concert performance. Todd Thomas takes on the title role with Alexandra LoBianco as Senta and Justin Hopkins as Daland. Erik will be interpreted by Dane Suarez with James Harp conducting and performing the piano throughout the performance. It isn’t how we usually hear Wagner, but a more intimate musical setting is bound to create a unique experience.” Read More
On March 1st and 3rd, I appear in Baltimore Concert Opera’s production of The Flying Dutchman as part of the chorus. Performances take place at the Engineers Club: 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore MD 21201.
“All eight singers have their moments to shine throughout. The octet is so good that I feel obligated to name each of them individually: Brian Arreola (tenor), Peter Burroughs (tenor), Anamer Castrello (mezzo), Natalie Conte (soprano), Teresa Ferrara (soprano), Bryan Jackson (bass), Elizabeth Mondragon (mezzo), and John T.K. Scherch (bass). Harmonies remain tight for the entirety and while the boisterous Requiem’s score can feel overwhelming in the intimate Source Theater, it is the kind of overwhelming feeling that wraps you in the intricacies of Verdi’s work. It’s a surprisingly welcome sensation.”
Photo: Colin Stanley Hovde
The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette reviewed The In Series’ Viva V.E.R.D.I.: The Promised End. The show runs for the next two weekends, plus a Wednesday night performance on September 19.