Operagasmic Production of the Week!
by Christie Connolley
I love to arrive early to the opera. For one, I want to sit down and see what everyone else is wearing…. the gowns, the sequins, THE SHOES! Once that is done, I delve into the program! I want to read the ‘who’s who, all of the singers bios, and the miniature reproductions of their glossy 8 X 10′s (which I usually go back to during intermission and estimate how many years agothat photo was taken), the director’s notes, the conductor’s notes! It is one of the best parts of going to the opera! So let Operagasm get you ready with the down low on new and exciting upcoming productions.
The Operagasmic Production of the Week is Union Avenue’s production of Siegfried!
Composed by Richard Wagner
First Performance: Bayreuth, 1876
New Adaptations by Graham Vick and Jonathan Dove
First performed in 1990, Birmingham, England
August 22, 23, 29 and 30
Performed in German
Scott Schoonover – Conductor
Karen Coe Miller – Director
Sean Savoie – Production Manager
Patrick Huber – Set Designer
Patrick Huber – Lighting Designer
Teresa Doggett – Costume Designer
Michael Perkins – Projection Designer
Allyson Ditchey – Stage Manager