Opera roles include Morales Carmen, Nardo La Finta Giardiniera and Phoebus The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte; Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia, Manuel La Vida Breve, Schaunard La Bohème and Jake Wallace La Fanciulla del West for Opera North; Bill Bobstay HMS Pinafore and Pluto Orpheus in the Underworld for Scottish Opera; Lieutenant Gordon in the European premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Nightand Oompa Loompa The Golden Ticket for Wexford Festival Opera; Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia and Steuermann Tristan und Isolde for Wide Open Opera; Hartmann Fantasio in concert and recording for Opera Rara; Dr Falke Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park; Dancaire Carmen, Cascada The Merry Widow and Yamadori Madama Butterfly for Dublin Lyric Opera Productions and Colas Bastien und Bastienne for Opera Theatre Company.
Part of why we decided to open Sweet Connections was to use our shop to give back to our local San Bruno community. Every year, since June 2009, we have hosted and sponsored a summer literacy program for local elementary students called Boost. Boost is an academic literacy-centered program to give children with remedial reading skills in the San Bruno public schools and surrounding areas a “boost” to support increased literacy. Boost focuses on the primary areas of reading, phoneme segmentation, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
During conventional pharmacologic dose corticosteroid therapy, ACTH production is inhibited with subsequent suppression of cortisol production by the adrenal cortex. Recovery time for normal HPA activity is variable depending upon the dose and duration of treatment. During this time the patient is vulnerable to any stressful situation. Although it has been shown that there is considerably less adrenal suppression following a single morning dose of prednisolone (10 mg) as opposed to a quarter of that dose administered every 6 hours, there is evidence that some suppressive effect on adrenal activity may be carried over into the following day when pharmacologic doses are used. Further, it has been shown that a single dose of certain corticosteroids will produce adrenocortical suppression for two or more days. Other corticoids, including methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, Prednisone, and prednisolone, are considered to be short acting (producing adrenocortical suppression for 1¼ to 1½ days following a single dose) and thus are recommended for alternate day therapy.