Madison Claire Parks, as Rose Maurrant, singing “What Good Would The Moon Be” from Full Circle Opera Project’s production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, directed by Stephanie Vlahos.
Unlike many opera stars trying to expand into pop styles, mezzo-soprano Vlahos doesn’t oversing most of her material; that’s a definite plus. Variety Band: Christopher Guardino, Nick Ariondo, Steuart Liebig, Gary Ferguson. European decadence, multiple costume changes, slinky female dancers and songs of a sexually ambiguous nature — the new Madonna tour? No, it’s the Learn More
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Conductor: Johannes Müller-Stosch Stage Director: Stephanie Vlahos Lighting Design: Jared Sayeg Set Design: Adam Flemming Choreographers: Anindo Marshall & Pat Taylor Projection / Scenic Designer: Adam Flemming Costume Designer: Kate Bergh Lighting Designer: Anne E. McMills Cast: Don Giovanni: Lyle Mitchell Donna Anna: Heidi Learn More
I am weightless and yet the red mass seems to meet me with enormous speed.
As I float through the inconceivable distance…
He approached Ax who had one foot in the car just in case.
“Carmen HIGH finds common ground with all audiences and not just for opera devotees. Director/Creator, Stephanie Vlahos explores ways in which to repurpose the opera, effectively utilizing the opera’s story as a platform to illuminate a very different context: high school. It does so, significantly, with authentic voices; high school students themselves. With newly conceived Learn More
Opening Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.—Confucius Lights fade out on other girls leaving only Je Xian and Cinderella on either side of downstage. Clocks are struck but for their clocks. Je Xian and Cinderella each take a book out of their backpacks and begin to read. Their desks appear and they sit. 2 teachers appear Learn More
I am a witless forger of my fate, a fate that should have been about touching a life, providing someone insight into their humanity, reminding whomever that all of us are everything. We are all, we are…