In the Wings

Backstage glimpses with Boston Lyric Opera


Feb 3, 2012 1:48:00 PM
By BLO Staff

The cast explores the space under the platform,
new to them in the performance space.
Tech week
for an opera is always an exciting time: it’s a chance to finally incorporate
lighting with full scenic elements and to transform the space where the show
will be performed. Our singers for this production of The Lighthouse are, aside from being top-notch singers, great
actors who have a lot of flexibility. The transfer from the studio to the stage
can be daunting, especially in a show like this where we didn’t have the luxury
of having the underside of the main platform available; however, our gentlemen
were excited to explore the possibilities available to them by now having the complete
set in the real space. The lighting design is one of the most exciting parts of
the technical rehearsal process. Our designer, Thomas Hase, has enhanced the story
telling that has been created in the staging to portray a menacing, dark world
on a remote island. The Kennedy Library has truly transformed into the Flannan
Isles …

--Crystal Manich, Assistant Director

Topics: behind the scenes, Backstage at BLO, ghost stories, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, The Lighthouse

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