Posts Tagged: backstage buzz

Bourdonnement Derrière la Scène

Tonight’s Backstage Buzz artist panel yielded up quite a few secrets from its participants. Director Dan Rigazzi, French language consultant Pierre Vallet, soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and tenor Nathaniel Peake chatted with WTOC’s own Ryan Taylor. Topics included the challenges of putting together the jigsaw puzzle / scavenger hunt that is Tales of Hoffmann and the
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Final 2010 Backstage Buzz Artist Panel

August 8, 2010 Final 2010 Backstage Buzz Artist Panel On Tuesday, August 10 at 1:00pm, WTOC Director Kim Witman will speak with A Midsummer Night’s Dream stage director Patrick Diamond, scenic designer Erhard Rom, soprano Ashlyn Rust (Titania), mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin (Hermia), countertenor Ryan Belongie (Oberon) & bass Nicholas Masters (Bottom).  Admission is free, and
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Backstage Buzz: The Turk in Italy Edition

June 26, 2010 Backstage Buzz: The Turk in Italy Edition Our summer series of artist panel discussions continues Tuesday, June 29 at 1:00 pm.  Kim Witman interviews Turk in Italy team members Angela Mannino (Fiorilla), David Portillo (Narciso), Chad Sloan (Poeta), conductor Eric Melear and director Gregory Keller Backstage Buzz artist panels are free events
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Backstage Buzz: The Zaide Edition

June 5, 2010 Backstage Buzz: The Zaide Edition Our summer series of artist panel discussions kicks off Tuesday, June 8 at 1:00 pm.  Hana Park (Zaide), Michael Sumuel (Osmin), Mattie Ullrich (Costume Designer) and James Marvel (Director) sit down to talk about their journey in bringing this compelling Mozart drama to the stage. Backstage Buzz
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Pre-Tech Ulysses

Ulysses finishes up its time in the rehearsal room. At left, a composite from this week’s artist panel. Costume shop supervisor Sue Chiang shared sketches and fabrics for this show’s amazing range of everything from leather to gauze. (Can’t wait to share production photos with you…) Conductor Gary Wedow talked about the quasi-democracy that is
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Così Final Room Run, Vocal Colors v.2 & Backstage Buzz

June 16-19, 2009: The Così cast conquered two room runs in a row. What fabulous musicians, fascinating actors and special people these 6 are. One day off, then into the theatre for sets, lights, costumes, makeup, magic… opera! On Thursday, Daniel Billings, Michael Baitzer and The Phillips Collection filled our small auditorium with music and
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Così at the Backstage Buzz 6/16

As I attempt to channel James Lipton, I’ll chat with with members of the cast and creative team this Tuesday afternoon, and we’ll get to the heart of this Così  fan tutte thing.   Why should I care about these people in this opera?  What challenges have Dorabella and Ferrando (the roles played by the two singers
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