Friday, May 21, 2010

Greer Grimsley in OPERA NEWS

With only two more performances of Amelia, people at Seattle Opera have been working on what's coming up: a summer full of Wagner, with Tristan und Isolde, and four very different and beautiful operas after that next season. Wagner singers, like most of us, love spending their summers in Seattle; we're excited to welcome back this summer Stephen Milling (Gurnemanz in Parsifal '03), as King Marke, Margaret Jane Wray (Sieglinde in RING '09), as Brangäne, and the great Greer Grimsley (Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde '98, as Kurwenal.

Greer Grimsley made the cover of this month's Opera News; CLICK HERE to read a wonderful article about Greer by F. Paul Driscoll, featuring lots of pictures from his performances in Seattle. Also in this magazine, the one-and-only Joyce Castle remembers flying as a Valkyrie in Seattle Opera's RING II; Mark Mandel loved our Falstaff; and this month's Sound Bite goes to Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who sang Oberon in Seattle Opera's Young Artists Program Midsummer Night's Dream last year.

Hope to see you tonight and/or tomorrow at Amelia!