Friday, February 3, 2012

Tech Week for THE LIGHTHOUSE

The cast explores the space under the platform,
new to them in the performance space.
Tech week for an opera is always an exciting time: it’s a chance to finally incorporate lighting with full scenic elements and to transform the space where the show will be performed. Our singers for this production of The Lighthouse are, aside from being top-notch singers, great actors who have a lot of flexibility. The transfer from the studio to the stage can be daunting, especially in a show like this where we didn’t have the luxury of having the underside of the main platform available; however, our gentlemen were excited to explore the possibilities available to them by now having the complete set in the real space. The lighting design is one of the most exciting parts of the technical rehearsal process. Our designer, Thomas Hase, has enhanced the story telling that has been created in the staging to portray a menacing, dark world on a remote island. The Kennedy Library has truly transformed into the Flannan Isles …

--Crystal Manich, Assistant Director

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