Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A New Blog

Dedicated Readers,

Thank you for keeping up with my latest adventures.

I am writing to explain that due to the Italianate nature of this blog I have decided to create a new blog for general updated about my career and life. To check it out click the following link Joseph Michael Brent's Blog.

I will keep this Joe Brent In Italy blog and reserve it for the engagements that take place in Italy.

Thank you for your support and interest.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our 1st Year Anniversary

Dear Reader,

Happy one year Anniversary.

One year ago today I created this blog as an outlet for my experiences, a venue for those interested in hearing about my adventures, and a way of expressing my gratitude for all of your contributions.

In his year I performed Rodolfo in La Boheme three times in Italy; one out door concert; I sang twice for italian television at the San Marino television station [Terrazzal Kursaal and Benefit concert for the Emilia-Romagna victims of the earthquakes in that region]; I sang for the San Francisco Giants; met the Sinatra Family; Sang a Halloween concert at the Fox Theatre; Sang both my first Hoffmann and my first Tamino; Sang and played my first Messiah; gave my final bass recital; made my debut as a director; saw 23 hours of opera at the Met in one week (Giulio Cesare, Rigoletto and the entire Ring Cycle).

I am considering that it might be time to change the format and change the title, rather than start a new blog.

As I mentioned earlier, this summer I am singing Hoffmann with the Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance program and it would be nice to make updates for those interested in hearing about and reading about the latest updates.

With this post I also celebrate the completion of my second year as a Doctor of Music student at the University of Georgia. In the semester I was accepted in to the Blue Key Honor Society, Awarded the Director's Excellence Award and became the official recipient of the Hoveland Opera Fellowship.
This morning I will sing some selections for the Board of Visitor (a list of this group called the "Board of Visitors:"
Also, here is a description of their role in this annual visit to UGA (http://www.externalaffairs.uga.edu/bov/index.php/home).  This is the first time they have focused on the arts).

Thank you to everyone who continues to be a part of my life!!

More soon,

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3rd Updates

Readers and Viewers,

January and February were challenging months. I performed my first Tamino in UGA's production of Mozart's Die Zaberfloete.

I had the munificent opportunity to be directed by the brilliant and galvanizing Carroll Freemann.

More on this experience soon.

My primary reason for writing, beside to share the success of the Magic Flute run, is to share great news. I will be singing E.T.A. Hoffmann in Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance program this summer in New York City.

This is great news and I could not have asked for it to come at a better time. 2013 is turning out to be a busy, but artistically beautiful and enriching year.

My success is the result of the inspiration and hard work from all those who know me, teach me and help me. I share the success and owe it to them, my support system: the complex of faculty here at UGA and from my past; my family; my friends.

Information to follow, let's celebrate!