Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcoming CityArts & ArtsCrush Events

It's a busy week at Seattle Opera; in addition to performances of Lucia di Lammermoor, we have two exciting events presented in partnership with other groups.

Thursday night, October 21, at 6 pm we hope you'll join us and City Arts for a Fireside Chat at the Sorrento Hotel, 900 Madison St., for a discussion around mental illness as it relates to absinthe and the arts, with a focus on Lucia. Special guests include the opera's General Director Speight Jenkins, Director of Education Sue Elliot, Jamie Keyes, Ph.D. (a staff psychologist from Group Health), a homicide detective, and renowned Marteau Absinthe distiller Gwydion Stone. Marteau Absinthe will be available for the thirsty!

Then, on Saturday morning, October 23, as part of ArtsCrush Seattle Opera Props Guru Pete Olds will be teaching a workshop on stage blood, just in time for Halloween! Pete has been in the Seattle Opera blood-making business for more than 20 years and has made blood for operas such as Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, and Bluebeard’s Castle. Everyone will get a chance to make different kinds of blood (thick, thin, spray-able, ooze-able). Everything is provided but beware: you’ll get bloody yourself so be sure to come prepared to get messy (this blood stains clothes). THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

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