Best wishes for the New Year!

January 3, 2017

Dear reader,

these are the days when many of us sit down and round up the passed year and set our plans for the new year in action. The tax returns need to be prepared for, travels booked, scores bought etc. But maybe most important to take a few minutes and quietly celebrate the victories that one has achieved and learn from what went less good. Life is about improving, if only in a small way – there is always something to learn.

My 2016 was a year with big challenges, a lot of courage and many victories. It was a year of development in every area of my life and a lot of fun. At the same time 2016 was a difficult year emotionally, caused by international and national (political) events which affect me a lot.

For 2017 I wish you, as well as myself, good health, inner peace, love, success and lots of fantastic art, music and creativity. For us all I wish peace, a lot of strength to show (and live) solidarity and courage, and that we who stand for, and believe in freedom and equality in all meanings of the word, may be stronger and louder than those driven by fear and hate.

Professionally I’m taking a new step. In February I’m leaving the safe havens of Staatstheater Nürnberg and spreading my wings as a freelance singer, with exciting contracts, for example with Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Norrlandsoperan, and beautiful music waiting ahead.

Bring it on!