Raleigh is vibrant and growing, truly a thrilling place to live. I was honored to be featured in the November issue of Raleigh’s new magazine, Walter. I really enjoyed the interview with Samantha Hatem, and think she did a great job with the article. Combined with Juli Leonard’s wonderful photography, I’m very flattered! http://www.waltermagazine.com/musical-maverick-n-c-operas-timothy-myers-marches-to-his-own-beat/
Here are a few words about the production of Faust I created with James Marvel and Katy Tucker for North Carolina Opera.
Here’s an entry also cross-posted on the NC Symphony blog: 12:45 a.m. South African time (already Monday), 6:45 p.m. Raleigh time (still Sunday). I’m 30,000+ feet in the air flying from Johannesburg – where I’ve been conducting a production of Puccini’s La Bohème with Opera Africa – to Raleigh for this week as a guest conductor [...]
It’s hard to believe I’ve been here a week. In some ways it seems like it has flown, in some ways like I’ve been here for quite some time, which I think is good because maybe I’m settling in. I’m certainly sleeping more and more, which is nice because then I feel like my study [...]
Just returned from my first full day of rehearsal. Last night went well, and despite the slightly frantic energy of touching down at 4:45 and making it to the theater (a little early!) for a 7p rehearsal, I was feeling well. I met with just the principals and read thru the piece cover to cover, [...]
En route to South Africa. 37,000 over the ocean, 12 hours into a 15-hour flight. The “moving map” shows we’re approaching the coast of the continent of Africa, crossing the countries of Namibia and Botswana before reaching South Africa and landing in the city of Johannesburg. It’s my first time to South Africa and the [...]
Welcome to my new site! Stay tuned for lots of interesting blog posts here!
Here’s an article about the JSO that was just published. Yesterday (Friday) was to have been the last day of operations. I have not been alerted to the latest news, but will see Leon Botstein in the next few days and I’m sure I’ll get the scoop. Anyway, enjoy the article! ————————– Facing the music [...]
My mother recently gave me a wonderful new book of poetry to read. This one seemed to fit pretty well. ——————————– Traveling Alone – Billy Collins At the hotel coffee shop that morning, the waitress was wearing a pink uniform with “Florence” written in script over her heart. And the man who checked my bag [...]
Ok, anyone who has any whining to do about American airport security simply needs to fly out of Jerusalem. This is an airport where the rule of showing up two hours before an international flight actually means something. Upon entering the terminal you must pass through a stringent security line before even getting to the [...]