I had the opportunity to peform leading roles with HHOC on two occasions: singing Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" in October 2008 and singing a varied program of opera scenes on April of 2009. Both productions were extremely ambitious. Don Giovanni was produced with orchestra and was very well attended. The opera scenes program utilized a large group of local talent and pulled off a performance that was something to be proud of. The energy and industry of the founding members of this group is the kind of backbone that any organization would want. I believe that State Funding would be a logical next step in getting HHOC on the map and attracting the attention and support that it deserves.