Thursday, January 31, 2013
24HOP.... the Run Down...
In case you missed the SHOWCASE or LIVE WEBCAST of the Atlanta Opera's third annual 24-Hour Opera Project, here is a quick and dirty recap!
This year's theme was: "CONVINCING CONFESSION"
Throughout the process, participants made CONFESSIONS OF THEIR OWN. Here are some highlights...
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WABE's John Lemley did a FANTASTIC job hosting this wild and crazy event. And the judges judged with great judgement! A special thank you to:
Ned Canty, General Director, Opera Memphis
Lee Anne Myslewski, Director of Artistic Administration, Wolf Trap Opera and Classical Programming
Ann Owens, former Executive Director, Houston Grand Opera
Lara Smith, Managing Director, Dad’s Garage
Jill Vejnoska, Features Writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
JUDGES' FAVORITE was (drumroll, please)...
"THE PUDDLE OF YOUTH"
Composer: NATALIE WILLIAMS. Librettist: VYNNIE MELI. Directed by: MATTHEW OZAWA. Music Direction by ERIN PALMER. Stage managed by: JESSICA DRAYTON. Singers: ARSENIA SOTO and BRANDON ODOM.... and a special guest. Inspiration props were: opera glasses and an elixir bottle.
AUDIENCE FAVORITE was (drumroll, please)...
"BEACH AND MOAN"
Composer: EVAN MACK. Librettist: WILLIAM SAMUEL BRADFORD. Directed by: KRISTIN KENNING. Music Direction by ROLANDO SALAZAR. Stage managed by: CAMILLE STREET. Singers: JAYME ALILAW, MITCHELL JONES, and MEL LEROY. Inspiration props were: a coconut and a camera.
BUT, WAIT.... there were more AMAZING creations!
"SILENCE ON THE HOMESTEAD"
Composer: DOUGLAS PEW. Librettist: CHADWICK HAGAN. Directed by: BEVERLY BLOUIN. Music Direction by GEOFFREY LOFF. Stage Managed by DAWN HEELY. Singers: MEGAN BRUNNING, MICHAEL FRANCIS EDWARDS, and IVAN SEGOVIA. Inspiration props were a mirror and bell.
Composer: JAMIE LEIGH SAMPSON. Librettist: MADELEINE ST. ROMAIN. Directed by: MICHAEL NUTTER. Music Direction by CATHERINE GIEL. Stage Managed by: DELLY FEARS. Singers: MICHAELE POSTELL, LAURIE TOSSING, and JONATHAN SPUHLER. Inspiration props were: a champagne bottle and lantern.
Composer: ROBERT BUTTS. Librettist: ELLEN FRANKEL. Directed by: RICHARD GAMMON. Music Direction by PAUL TATE. Stage Managed by: CAMILLE STREET. Singers: ANNIE BURTON, ANNE STILLWAGON, and STEPHEN McCOOL. Inspiration props were: an iron and a bouquet of flowers.
TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT, GO HERE...
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
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