Interview with Production Designer Charles Ogilvie

May 17, 2017
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Charles Ogilvie is a visual artist and set designer. His opera design debut in 2015 was L’Elisir d’amore for Bel Cantanti Opera, where he created digital animations and treated and re-edited archive film, to create a 1930s movie theatre setting. We talked to Charles about his approach to set design and inspiration for the set of La.. read more →

Interview with Elisa Sunshine

May 16, 2017
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  In Elisa Sunshine’s own words, “I am totally new to Musetta, La Bohème, and being a part of an all-female cast; needless to say, I am very excited about this production, and really hope that all of the contemporary composers out there find a way to write more all-female operas! Help some sisters out!”.. read more →

Interview with Rebecca Krouner

May 15, 2017
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Rebecca Krouner is playing Marcello in our production of La Femme Bohème. While she has performed in a few other Puccini operas, she has not previously performed La Bohème. Since Puccini didn’t write much music for mezzo-sopranos, Rebecca is excited for this rare opportunity to sing the composer’s expressive melodic lines. MWO: How do you see Marcello?.. read more →

Interview with Kristina Bachrach

May 14, 2017
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Kristina Bachrach currently lives in Chicago, but is very excited to be back in her home state to perform Musetta in La Femme Bohème. She has played this role once before in an abridged version of La Bohème with Lyric Opera of Virginia. MWO: How does this current role compare to when you portrayed Musetta.. read more →

Interview with Lindsay Conrad

May 10, 2017
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Lindsay Conrad has been in La Bohème twice before – once in the chorus, and once as Musetta. Learning the role of Marcello (which is written in the bass clef) has been difficult but rewarding to learn, according to Lindsay. She also has some great insight into Marcello from her experience playing Musetta. Here’s how.. read more →