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By admin | Published: May 6, 2010
At rehearsal of the “mad scene”… Sometimes opera rehearsals just look like really awkward meetings–where there’s guns and knifes. Nili: Oh, Tomer, you’re the best director EVER! Tomer: All I’m doing is subbing in as Edgardo for Scott. Kris (in background): Why doesn’t Tomer hold me like that? Baritones have needs, too. My gal Val Valerie, doing her [...]
By admin | Published: April 29, 2010
You would think opera singers would be the loudest talkers ever. I mean, their singing voice can powerfully carry through a huge theater. But, no. Maybe they just save their voices for all the singing, but they can be some soft talkers. Fortunately, we have learned to provide a mic at our Meet the Cast events. [...]
By admin | Published: April 14, 2010
I miss you. I hope we can be together soon. Lurve,Carl .
By admin | Published: April 1, 2010
Finally, someone brought me a new Peep. Sure, I have Giacomo here, but–what do they say?–make new friends and keep the old. This Peep is pimped out–with a suit of chocolate armor. Yeah, the chocolate kinda obscures any features, but we’ll take his company anyway. Everyone… meet Wolfgang..
By admin | Published: March 30, 2010
A drizzly, gray day in Cleveland? Why it’s perfect for hauling giant slabs of wood! I have mentioned before that we have a partnership with Philips Healthcare. They produce huge CAT and PET scanners, among other health care machines. Huge machines require huge boxes for shipping. Huge boxes require huge pieces of wood. What happens to this [...]
By admin | Published: March 23, 2010
Renee Fleming as Thais and The Celtic Woman?.
By admin | Published: March 22, 2010
Please excuse this interruption to my irregularly scheduled opera prattle for a glimpse at my little trip to lovely Milwaukee. Ok, ok, the only glimpse you actually get is of the Harley-Davidson Museum, but, really, what more do you need? Our Board President Pauline giving me the what-for. Will has found a new mode of commuting to [...]
By admin | Published: March 8, 2010
So much opera, so little time. Lately, that’s been my mantra. And by “opera,” I don’t just mean the music, I mean all the work that goes into opera–which we’re in thick of here. So forgive me as I punt this post to some madness on YouTube. Take your pick of your favorite Lucia: I know [...]
By admin | Published: February 24, 2010
What does an opera staff want to do most on a cold February day? Sort through 20-year old files in a cold warehouse, of course! It was a requisite of Warehouse Move 2010 (aka Kish’s Headache 2010) to assess all the archived files from the opera’s history. The options: save, recycle or shred. LOTS will be [...]
By admin | Published: February 22, 2010
There’s perfectly good reasons why the opera office has a gallon of vegetable oil, a box of knee pads, a bunch of stethoscopes, a bevy of undergarments and a boar’s head. But you’ll just have to figure it out yourself. Thoughts?.