We are in full swing with Kátya Kabanová rehearsals at Boston Lyric Opera. We had our "Stagger-Through" yesterday (basically same as a "Run-Through," but it sounds less daunting for all of us who are jumping into the Janáček pool for the first time!), and I daresay we are ready for our "Final Room Run" tonight. I'm excited to hear the chorus this week, the orchestra tomorrow, and see lots of familiar faces. As a native Bostonian, I'm always thrilled to sing at home among friends on stage, in the pit, in the wings, behind the scenes, and for friends and family in the audience. There's nothing else like it!
|Here I am, "stuck" at my last gig with Portland Opera,|
working on Kátya. My flight to Boston was canceled, so I
missed the first couple days of our rehearsal process!
|Wishful thinking at Endicott station,|
commuting into Boston for Kátya rehearsal!
So, I am here to encourage you to introduce a friend to opera with this moving production of Kátya Kabanová. When your friend asks about the plot, simply tell him or her that it is a story of forbidden love and the worst mother-in-law imaginable. Oh and bring tissues! No spoilers but... Wow... That last scene!!!
|Fun with hats and coats and bags in rehearsal with Elaine Alvarez,|
who is singing the role of Kátya in our production!