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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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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Good morning, opera friends! Our young artists enjoyed an amazing panel discussion yesterday with Eric Owens and four of his colleagues. (A longer update to come when there’s time.) Unfortunately, Eric was feeling ill last night, and he’s doing a … Continue reading →
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I’m happily at the piano this week, preparing for Sunday’s Aria Jukebox. My days are once again filled with Verdi, Rossini, Wagner, Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet, Mozart and more. Jukebox is always a wonderful time for both performers and audience, but this year it will … Continue reading →
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10:40 am. Instant Opera at the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. The youngest opera fans, enthusiastically shouting “Bravo!” and helping our fabulous improv comedians (a.k.a. Studio Artists Evan, Anna, Josh, Alex and Michael and Coaching Fellow Michael) write and perform a world premiere opera set … Continue reading →
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Guest post by Mina Asayesh-Brown When I took a tour of The Barns at Wolf Trap as part of my summer copywriting internship, I never thought I would be performing in an opera on their stage just a few weeks … Continue reading →
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