Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photos from our Second Dress Rehearsal

Rozarii Lynch took more great photos at the final dress rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream last night:

Emily Hindrichs, as Tytania, intends to raise the orphaned changeling boy as her own. Emily, who sported a red mohawk as Feu (as well as Princesse/Rossignol and Nella/Lauretta) in ENFANT/SCHICCHI in last season's Young Artists Program, recently made her English National Opera debut as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's Magic Flute.

Helena (Michelle Trovato) and Demetrius (Michael Krzankowski) are reunited in love by the end of the opera, thanks to Oberon's magic love-juice.

Hippolita (Rose Beattie) and Theseus (Jeffrey Beruan) are Headmaster and new Headmistress at the school of Athens, in this production.

Alex Mansoori as Thisbe spoofs a well-known Russian diva's recent Metropolitan Opera mad scene staging. (At the first Midsummer performance, in Aldeburgh in 1960, Peter Pears in this role famously poked fun at Joan Sutherland's Lucia.)

I'm happy to report that the opera really came together at last night's rehearsal--it helped to have a big invited audience laughing at all the jokes--and we're looking forward to a terrific opening tomorrow.

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