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Last night’s Studio Spotlight performance for Wolf Trap Members was a rousing success. These terrific undergrad and first-year grad singers outdid themselves in a program directed by Alison Moritz, conducted by Stephanie Rhodes, and played by Emily Senturia and Michael Sherman. They … Continue reading →
5 days ago | |
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French Double Bill… August 8, 10 & 16 Buy tickets.
14 days ago | |
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Last night’s final technical rehearsal was a true delight. Slide shows below. The double bill is not to be missed; if you don’t have your tickets, you should really do something about that. Seriously. It’s 35 minutes of dark Cocteau … Continue reading →
15 days ago | |
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Well, that happened. Personal bests from our singers, an unbelievably beautiful summer night, and 6,000 souls in the audience. Hundreds of people onstage and off pulled our little company through its biggest project of the year, and it was a night … Continue reading →
22 days ago | |
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Producing opera is rarely a quiet endeavor. Except in overnight lighting cue sessions in outdoor theatres. White noise from backstage fans. Modulated voices over headsets. Night sounds from the wildlife. Quiet conversations from the light-walking Assistant Stage Managers. Tomorrow, the music continues, but … Continue reading →
28 days ago | |
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We now leave the rehearsal room, that place that saw this production come to life and is now too small to hold it. It’s on to the Kennedy Center (orchestra rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Filene Center stage (tech rehearsals Wednesday … Continue reading →
31 days ago | |
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We had some food for the soul as we prepared for Carmen tech week: two afternoons of A Houseful of Song with Steven Blier, Ying Fang, Renée Rapier, Eric Jurenas, Robert Watson and Tobias Greenhalgh. Ably assisted by David Hanlon, staged by Alison Moritz, … Continue reading →
31 days ago | |
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… in which Google Glasses meet Opera Glasses. In Part Two of this series, I mentioned that after I followed up on a Google Glass Explorer invitation last year, a bunch of us sat around Wolf Trap and brainstormed ways … Continue reading →
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David Pogue is going to be in my opera!!! OMG!!! Sorry. Had to get the fangirl reaction out of the way. I know there are opera lovers out there who toil away providing valuable science and engineering services to society, many … Continue reading →
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I have been facing inward these last few weeks, preparing the Great Ship Carmen for its sailing. Battening down the hatches, clearing the decks, all those things. But now it’s time to bring all of you into the excitement as we head … Continue reading →
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