Posts Tagged: tech

Load In!

It’s time to squeeze the Giovanni set through the sliding glass doors on the side of the German Barn and up the ramp to the stage. (My kingdom for a loading dock… or an elevator…) And while we were at it, we had a lovely lunch with the crews of the scene and costume shops
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Girl Power, Dancing Bears and Mondrian

Today we enjoyed a lovely lunchtime picnic at the warehouse with the staff of the scenic and costume shops.  We noted tons of girl power at play this summer across the intern and seasonal staff positions.  Technical Director Tim McCormick says “I just hired the best people, that’s all.”  ‘Nuff said. This afternoon, the Zaide
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Creatures of the Night

Focusing S. Katy Tucker’s projections Opera requires an intensive “tech” period, part of which is devoted to hanging, focusing and cueing the lighting that serves functional and expressive purposes. And, in the case of our Boheme, this same period encompasses everything that’s required to get projected images and video onto a hanging screen. Under “normal”
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Being Selfish

It’s difficult but necessary to distance myself from the music I love – to be fair and impartial when approaching possible rep for the company, and not to steer us exclusively toward things that speak to me. For no one’s taste is truly catholic, and there are plenty of operas that I can barely abide
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06.11.09

Today is StageMan’s birthday, and we started the day in style with bagels and a prop cake at the scene shop. Fabulous crew this year! The Vocal Colors mini-recital charmed the socks off a capacity audience of Wolf Trap Foundation staff, WTOC members, donors, housing hosts, and representatives from our partner The Phillips Collection. (Above,
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