New Orleans Opera Blog – April 2021

Kathryn Frady, Amy Pfrimmer, Victoria Livengood, and Dennis Jesse

Live opera production generally follows a regular pattern:  after all the guest artists arrive in New Orleans, rehearsals begin with the opportunity to sing through the entire score on the first day, followed by the start of staging rehearsals.  During the staging period, the stage director will instruct all of the soloists, chorus, and extras… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog – April 2021

New Orleans Opera Blog – March 2021

Maestro Robert Lyall rehearsing with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 for our production of The Medium in partnership with Music@Madewood.

In spite of an impressive list of instrumental compositions—a symphony, a symphonic poem, two piano concerti, a violin concerto, a double-bass concerto, a Triple Concerto featuring three groups of three soloists, and a ballet, works written over a period of four decades, it is Gian Carlo Menotti’s operas that have endured. Not surprisingly, there are… Continue reading New Orleans Opera Blog – March 2021