We’re on the radio! This Saturday afternoon at 1pm EDT. Tune in to 90.9 FM or listen live at weta.org. Last summer we kicked off a new partnership with Classical WETA 90.9 FM, and this weekend, they’re broadcasting our 2015 Marriage of Figaro as part of their Saturday afternoon Classical WETA Opera House. It’s a fabulous new opportunity toRead More
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Day 34: Ciao, Figaro
Two unrelated slightly fatigue-laced observations on this closing night of a production that encompassed lots of personal bests and 4 enthusiastic sold-out houses. First, a nomenclature dilemma. There has been a refreshing sense of immediacy and connection with the stage throughout this whole run, and it’s another reminder of how opera in a human-sized space isRead More
Day 26: Congratulations, Figaro & Susanna!
They did it. They got hitched, and the 350 people who came to the wedding tonight at The Barns reveled in their story, their love, their foibles, and their hijinks. (They’ll do it again 3 more times over the next week just to make sure it sticks.) Tomorrow at 3: Aria Jukebox. No rest for theRead More
Day 23: The Figaro Photo Gallery
Getting this in under the wire… at 2 minutes till midnight on day 23 :) Enjoy this quick edit of photos from tonight’s orchestra tech rehearsal! Opening on Friday.Read More
Day 22: Sitz(Wandel)probe!
(Blogged while sitting in the back of the theatre, basking in the Sitzprobe.:)) This beast we call “tech week” consists of 5 consecutive days of increasing complexity, culminating in a final dress rehearsal. In quick succession, the cast moves onto the set, don scostumes and hair/makeup, and transitions from piano accompaniment to full orchestra. In ourRead More
Day 21: L’instigrammagio di Figaro
The Figaro cast has taken over the Wolf Trap Instagram feed on this lovely Sunday evening, on the occasion of our second Piano Tech rehearsal! Don’t be satisfied with the mosaic photo above this post: fire up that Instagram account on your phone or tablet, search for Wolf_Trap, and follow us! You can’t post on Instagram fromRead More
Day 19: Figaro’s Wedding Rehearsal
We finished up in the rehearsal room last night and are moving to the stage tomorrow. Want to see some fun photos from the final room run-through? You know what to do.Read More
Day 16: Making Friends with Figaro
Never seen Figaro? Maybe never been to the opera at all? These 6 minutes are for you. PS – If you’re seeing this post in early June 2015, and you live near Washington, D.C., you’re in luck. :) PPS – What’s with that crazy graphic? Check it out here.Read More
Day 15: Dedication – PJ Paparelli
I sat down with Marriage of Figaro director David Paul last week, and we talked about his work with mentor and friend PJ Paparelli, who died in an automobile crash a few days after we began rehearsals in May. David would like to dedicate his work on our production of Figaro to PJ. David firstRead More
Day 9: Stumble-through!
What happens when you string together the efforts of the first ~40 hours of staging rehearsals for the first time? Some might call it a run-through, but we think that “stumble-through” is more accurate. This morning, the cast of Figaro put together Acts 1 and 2, and they lived to tell the tale. Director David Paul reminded usRead More