Productions

And So the Fall Travel Begins…

Posted by Christopher McBeth in Productions

There is a certain amount of travel that comes with this job. Under the General Ledger it is called “Artistic Research” but it takes several guises. This weekend, the days just before we begin rehearsals in earnest for Salome, it is a mixed bag. Some…

Salome Costumes – Headdresses

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Productions

      With Salome opening in less than a month, the Costume Shop is hard at work finishing up the costumes and getting ready for fittings. I caught our milliner, Anna Marie, in the process of working on some headdresses. Here’s a quick peek!…

Capitol Theatre Renovation – in Pictures

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

The Capitol Theatre is currently undergoing some renovations – there will be changes to the seating and sightlines, the heating/cooling system, and the lobby. It’s scheduled to re-open at the beginning of December, and we’ll be back in the Capitol Theatre for our January production…

2013-14 Utah Opera Chorus Auditions

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

The Utah Opera Chorus announces auditions for the spectacular 2013/2014 Utah Opera season, which includes Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s Turandot and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. In addition, the men of the chorus will perform Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust in concert with the Utah…

Daniel Catán – The Composer of Florencia

Posted by Carol Anderson in Productions

Until his untimely death in April of 2011, Mexican-born composer Daniel Catán was arguably the most notable Latin American composer in the field, and certainly the pre-eminent composer of Latino opera. His upbringing and training were exceedingly cosmopolitan, spanning multiple continents. Born in Mexico City,…

Fitting a Wig in Of Mice and Men

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes, Productions

Have you ever wondered about the physical elements that turn an opera singer into the character? Here’s a behind the scenes look at the process Wigs and Make-up Designer Yancey Quick goes through fitting and styling a wig for Sara Gartland, the soprano playing Curley’s…