I'm in Virginia enjoying the shortest of visits with family before continuing on. We had a two fantastic performances of "Annunciation + Visitation". I'm currently overseeing the construction of the sets for "Songspiel" and the costume design, which I enjoy being part of since color, texture, and harmony are so integral to my staging. It is good work though, a way to be creative in a three-dimensional space when I'm used to working creatively in my head mostly. Tomorrow I will leave for Detroit and then to London, Ontario where I'm teaching masterclasses and meeting about a new opera project there which looks very exciting. Then onto Amsterdam for four days of dramatic coaching at the Netherlands Opera Studio. In the meantime, I thought I would post one of my favorite Sylvia songs!