Composer Michael Ching's blog, pondering music, opera, and where and how it fits in, particularly in the regions.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, opera a cappella now available at Albany Records
Monday, January 11, 2010
Yesterday we participated in the public opening of the new theater complex at Playhouse on the Square. We used one of their new rehearsal rooms and staged the section of the opera where Orpheus is harassed by the Furies. Our director, Patrick Hansen, taught the ensemble some memorable moves, including the "shifting hunchback" and the "backwards monkey."