So, I won’t be performing the role of the Bonze in Madama Butterfly with Opera Western Reserve. I will, however, be performing the role of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with the University of Toledo Opera Ensemble.
As it happens, they were looking for a Don Alfonso, and someone I worked with this summer mentioned my name, and things fell into place. There’s a lesson here, folks: Be on time, be prepared, and be nice. People are watching, and they remember.