It’s been a pleasure to be friended to Stacey Tappan for several years now, and the main benefit of being friended to her is that occasionally she’ll post videos of her singing. For she is a professional singer! Of opera! And a damned good one.
Now, she is involved in a labor of love. She adores composer Ricky Ian Gordon, and so she created a concert of his songs, to rave reviews – like this one!
“The collaboration of Stacey Tappan and Ricky Ian Gordon in Once I Was produced one of the most outstanding musical events of the Chicago season. Technically masterful and exquisitely expressive, the duo’s artistry memorably illuminated some of the finest American art songs of recent years. This program eminently deserves to be heard in major venues nationwide and to be preserved on disc.”
Roger Pines, Dramaturg, Lyric Opera of Chicago
She found this experience to be so moving that she wanted to commit it to CD. Her voice is amazing. If you don’t believe me, watch this movie of a take of her recording session:
But she still needs more – to pay the musicians to record their parts, the mixdown, the distribution. As such, she’s funding a small project on IndieGoGo – you can get the CD when it’s done and a bunch of special extras. It’s worth it. She’s good. And she puts good into the world. So if you can, throw it out there. She’s nearly complete, but she needs your help to make this happen!
Cross-posted from Ferrett's Real Blog.