Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Operaman discusses Regieopera

I have been enjoying Stephen Llewellyn's blog on the Portland Opera website because of his insight and opinions about opera. In his most recent posting, Llewellyn (aka operaman), discusses Regieopera and his dislike for it. The posting contains some photos of outlandish opera productions. They make me recall talking briefly with Jim Fullan, Portland Opera's marketing and PR honcho, who traveled to Berlin a few months ago and saw a production of Aida in which (in the last act) Aida gives birth to a gun that she and Radames use to kill themselves. I think that Fullan mentioned that the production was set in some kind of Baptist revival camp in which a huge baptismal font dominated the set. Far out!

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