Wammy Wall

June 16, 2008 § 1 Comment

Just put this up on the wall for "Live at Wolf Trap; Vol 2"

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Another Opening, Another Show

June 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

One would think that after opening 55 operas at Wolf Trap that I would become jaded. It is simply not the case. We opened Verdi's "Un Giorno di Regno"  on Friday the 13th and I must say the old excitement is still there. We had a wonderful creative team and crew and it was a pleasure to get this one launched.

Here are some photos that Erhard Rom (Scenic Designer) took from the final dress to enjoy.
Director: Kristine McIntyre
Scenic Design: Erhard Rom
Costume Design: Carol Baily
Lighting Design: Robert H. Grimes

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All the more reason to hail Wolf Trap. "King for a Day," the early Verdi opera that opened the company's season on Friday night, is a rare exception to the rule not only of most opera with young singers, but most opera, period: a production that gets it exactly right.-

Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 16, 2008

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Happy Birthday-Opera Style

June 13, 2008 § 2 Comments

As usual, I had opera rehearsals on my birthday. After Wednesday night's final dress for Verdi's "Un Giorno di Regno (King For a Day)" the entire cast broke into "Happy Birthday". Wow! I was knocked out.

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