Friday, January 27, 2012

Maestro Giuseppe Verdi

In honor of the anniversary of the death of the great Maestro, Giuseppe Verdi. Your legacy lives on through your art.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lucia on Parade!

Carmen and La bohème are not the only places in opera where parades occur. When a production crew is assembling the set of an opera for the first time, they do what is called a "Set Parade" where they assemble all the pieces of the set for the entire show. Below are some photos from today's Set Parade for our upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor opening February 18th.

The creative team for Lucia di Lammermoor, including Stage Director Brian Robertson and Director of Production Chris Van Alstyne, work with their crew to assemble the set for the opera.

Here is a photo of the diagrams they have to follow.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The set for Otello arriving at Sarasota Opera

Have you ever wondered how those giant operatic sets are delivered to the Sarasota Opera House? Here are a few pictures of the set for our 2012 production of Verdi's Otello being arriving. Believe it or not, this is only one delivery of two!!