Backstage at Utah Opera

Soldiers all lined up in a row.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

We may still be two months away from the first opera in our 2012-13 Season, Verdi’s Il Trovatore, but the costume shop is already hard at work, planning out the costumes for the cast. Here’s a line of soldier’s caps that will be worn by…

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…

Opera goes to the dogs.

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions

Operas can be difficult enough to pull off, but that’s even more true when you add an animal to the mix. What if you add two? I’d like you to meet the two dogs who have joined our cast for Of Mice and Men: Sabbie…