Checking in!

Seeing as how it has been about two months since my last blog post, I figure that I'm past due for an update! Last Sunday, we closed Pacific Opera Project's Tosca, a production that I was very proud to take part in. Partially funded by an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign, this show proved that opera is not just surviving, but vibrantly alive and well. Missed the show? Check out these great reviews:

http://www.examiner.com/review/pacific-opera-project-s-triumphal-tosca

http://culturespotla.com/2014/09/review-pacific-opera-project-presents-tosca/

http://laurislist.net/blog/2014/09/pacific-opera-projects-tosca-a-moving-production/

http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/09/22/a-tosca-that-moves-the-audience-to-three-different-venues-with-amazing-singing-go

Back from Hawai'i

Hey everyone! I'm back in LA from a very rewarding experience with the Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival (http://hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org/). Between working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon, performing in Trial by Jury and Cendrillon, and spending time with some very talented colleagues, I definitely had a great time. That's not to mention the constant supply of Foodland and KTA poke (so good!), 100% Kona coffee, and the occasional excursion to some of the best beaches in America!

This month brings a couple of performances with Pacific Opera Project as well as learning Angelotti and Scarpia and preparing for the YAP circuit. Check out the events calendar for more info, and if you do end up going to one (read: both) of these performances, come and say hi afterwards!

It's alive!

It's alive!

If you are reading this post, then ryanthorn.com is officially up and running. Thank you for visiting! To keep the information flowing, follow me on Twitter (@Barithorn) and check back every now and then for updates. I'm considering the site to be in its beta phase, so the design as of now is a bit...minimalist. Feel free to send me an email if you have any creative visions for the site you'd like to see fulfilled or have an idea for a more efficient layout. I'm excited to hear what you have to say!