Soprano, 1991 Award

National Endowment for the Arts’ Sullivan Grant

Opera credits: Seattle, Santa Fe, Fort Worth, San Bernardino

Father Merlet provided ways to unlock gifts in people. Angels surely were working by his side, tending to the beauty inside each of us, making it possible to touch others. He prompted me to give more than I ever had before. In a very competitive field, he made it possible for artists to accept their gifts and USE them.