Apprentice artist, Central City (Colorado) Opera, 1965-1966, debut, Minnesota Opera Company, Minneapolis, 1968. Soloist, Minneapolis Symphony, 1967-1968, appeared in leading roles with, Dallas Opera House, 1972-1973, San Antonio Opera House, 1973, Boston Opera, 1973, Washington Opera House, 1973. Debut as Silvio in: I Pagliacci, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1974.
Netherlands Opera debut as: La Boheme, 1974, United Kingdom debut with, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh Festival, 1975. Soloist, Cincinnati Symphony, 1972, nationwide tour, United States, 1975. Debut as Valentin in: Faust, Royal Opera House, London, 1976.
Debut as count in: Marriage of Figaro, Santa Fe Opera Festival, 1976.