Thank you to PGH in the Round for talking with me about our upcoming performance of Don Pasquale here in Pittsburgh!
She touched on recently winning the Richard Tucker Award – the “Oscar” of opera.
“I feel very honored that I was chosen. I didn’t think that I was ever going to win the big award because I always thought it was given to a more American-centric career, a person who sings a lot more at the Met. And even though I used to sing a lot at the Met, the bulk of my career lately has been in Europe. So even though I have American engagements, I didn’t think it was enough to qualify me for the big prize. But I do have some big engagements at the Met this coming season and in future seasons, and I guess they thought this was the right time to award me, and I was really grateful.”