Greetings from smoky California!
Raphi and I nearly had to evacuate due to the Carr Fire that hit my hometown of Redding. Instead, we found ourselves hosting several friends whose homes were threatened, as well as several dogs and cats. All the while, we were working away at the Shasta College Vocal Institute, coaching singers and staging scenes from musicals and operas. Most of our rehearsals were being held in offsite spaces, because the college had become an evacuation center. The smoke also necessitated the use of breathing masks, which made for some interesting voice lessons. But the students still pulled off a great show!
We are staying in California for the time being, and are excited to be singing together and exploring every project imaginable while we are in our favorite state.