Traviata Liveblog: 68 Hours to Curtain

Ian Anderson loads out of the Filene Center, and Verdi moves in. Welcome to Wolf Trap.

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In order to tech opera – to focus and cue lights and projections – you need darkness. Ergo, overnight rehearsals are a reality of amphitheater opera. The obvious negatives (goodbye, normal sleep cycle…) are mitigated by adrenaline and by the cool 3:00 am air.

IATSE Local 22 gets us off to a fabulous start, and lighting designer Mark Stanley begins to work his magic.2013-07-17 00.32.24-2

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