I got the opportunity to sing for the Greve Opera Academy this year (2017). It was such a wonderful experience! I got the opportunity to study and perform two very useful roles with an amazing orchestra: Il Sagrestano (Tosca) and Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte). The town itself has officially become my happy place! I was housed in the most gorgeous apartment, and the people there, the people who run the shops; if you get to know them, they’ll treat you like family! Working with the other people involved with the program was a sheer delight. The staff were so kind and nurturing, and went above and beyond for the students, and I worked so well with them and the other singers involved because of that atmosphere provided by the coaches, teachers, and the rest of the staff. I got on so well with them, that CLO invited me to sing Papageno with them later in the year, and I was more than happy to jump at the chance to work with these people again. Overall, I got a lot out of working CLO professionally, but I’ve also made some of the best friends, and I can’t wait to work with them again!