Backstage at Utah Opera

The Foam Work Continues.

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

LisaAnn and Sue show that costume construction isn’t always a piece of cake. Sometimes it’s a donut or an orange, and it’s always harder when you have to crawl inside the costume! First fitting, and the models were eager to show off their future costumes!

Teal foam should be the base for everything!

Posted by Opera Gal in Costumes

One thing that is so exciting about the Utah Opera Costume Shop is that they don’t just make costumes for our operas. In fact, they don’t just make costumes for operas! They also make costumes for theatre companies, dancers, and costume aficionados around the world….

Colorado Opera and Florencia.

Posted by Opera Gal in Music, Productions

Our friends at Opera Colorado are shortly about to open their production of Florencia en el Amazonas, a gorgeous Spanish-language opera that is part of Utah Opera’s 2012-13 Season. They were on Colorado Public Radio the other day, talking about the production. Have a listen…

Return to the Costume Shop

Posted by Jen Jenkins in Costumes, Productions

  I’ve been gone from the costume shop working on my Master’s degree and recently had the opportunity to come back and help finish the build for a show. My, oh my! Not only are there some fun new things going on, but the plaid!…

Snake Oil

Posted by Jeff Counts in Program Notes, Uncategorized

By the time Gaetano Donizetti wrote L’elisir d’amore, all of the nagging questions regarding his talent had been answered. It may be hard to imagine the reputation of Verdi’s most direct forebear in doubt for even a moment, let alone a decade, but there was…

Welcome backstage at Utah Opera!

Posted by Christopher McBeth in Uncategorized

As Utah Opera’s Artistic Director, I’m delighted to welcome you backstage for a on-going, behind-the-scenes look at Utah Opera through my blog. I feel fortunate to work with so many talented artists who come together to create opera for our community, and hope that this…