Sunday, January 6, 2008
By the pricking of my thumbs, Shakespeare and Verdi this way come...
Today we started rehearsals for our upcoming Opera Memphis production of Verdi's MACBETH. The director is Larry Marshall. Larry did a definitive job with PORGY AND BESS last season. We have combined our chorus of witches with dancers witches from the New Ballet Ensemble.
This blended group of specialists--singers and dancers--seems to be the way many productions are going these days. It adds a much stronger visual element and allows the singers to focus on their vocal production.