Working on the projects of @leonardbernsteinofficial
and celebrating centenary of his birth has been a tremendous honor for me this year. .
I’ve gotten to do a production of West Side Story, and done the original Robbins’ choreo set by Julio Monge who pushed me tremendously and in just a few weeks, made me a different performer. @davidcharlesabell
conducted, and conducted the spirit of LB to us all every time we took the stage. .
I did a Bernstein concert in Lille, France with @onlille
and Jack and Theo and Liz and Rebecca. .
I got to do the legendary Zambello production of Candide, working to tell it’s truth with @ericseanfogel
I sang the West Side Quintet with @isabelleonardny @sing.and.fly @mezzoboner
and then bowed with @_pattilupone_
But this little project, Trouble in Tahiti, is something I really cherished. @eveasummer
and Kirill and @michellerobilotta
helped us put something to be proud of onstage. .
.special shoutout to @be_goodill
, without whose dexterity and cool head under pressure, I would have been near naked with just my tie in my hands .
LB not only wrote the score, but the libretto and stage directions. If any piece I got to work on this year appeared to be close to his heart, or capture his full imagination, it was this one. .
I got blessed to have a kickass and fiery Dinah in @maysekmezzo
, and our Greek Chorus Trio @spencerbritten @not_shyler
was the engine of the show. .
So anyway here’s some clips cause I’m proud of our work. .
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