I just have to say that this was such a fun experience! I’ve performed a lot of opera in my days, but this was a first. We had an awesome crowd on the lawn in front of the Walker Art Center last night. The weather broke just in time, and temps were a comfortable 73 with dew points in the 50s for the first time in a week.
Our cast of 5 singers and string quartet performed without a hitch and our conductor kept everything in perfect sync with the film.
We had dogs of all shapes and sized attend with their owners in tow. The opera, in my opinion, was the perfect length – 10 minutes with 3 acts total. According to our director, Elizabeth Cline, the movie actually came before the score which I found most interesting.
This was the Midwest debut and I hope The Machine Project can take this delightful show to other parts of the country.
A big thank you to The Walker Art Center for adding this to their summer Walker Open Field lineup this year!
If you were at the show last night, I welcome your comments and observations!
Next up: Tales from the World Choral Symposium in Puerto Madryn, Argentina!