It is an overcast day here in Amsterdam. I returned from London yesterday, after an amazing performance of Harawi, which will be appearing in some London festivals next year after being seen in this premier. I had a great meeting with Hans Neiuwenhuis here yesterday, who runs the respected Netherlands Opera Studio and does a fantastic job of it indeed. They have a Dido on now in the Hague, and I will go tomorrow and give a full report.
In the meantime...I have long said the Sylvia McNair is one of the few opera stars that can sing jazz convincingly...here is a little sample!