Monday, August 16, 2010
This month, Bleecker St. Opera put on a production of Madam Butterfly. I played her Mother, who, in my opinion, is the glue of the entire opera. Let's face it, if there was no Mother, there would be no Butterfly. End of story.
All jokes aside, this was a very cool opportunity to work with another local NYC company. The small places fascinate me. You get to see all of the behind the scenes work that goes into an opera that you might not see otherwise.
We put this opera together in a very short time with very limited resources. It reminds me of something I heard on the Willy Wonka Documentary where the guy says something like: "We just had a vision that we wanted to portray, not a fancy budget. So we rolled up our sleeves and said 'Let's get some cardboard & some tape and let's put on a show'".
The leads and the production staff were brillant and so fun to work with. I had a fantastic time in this opera. It is a great company.
The above picture was taken with a really crafty person's Iphone. Not the most flattering picture of me, but I thought it was kind of funny to see me looking at the conductor for my cues.
Someday I'll read this blog and laugh at how silly I am. Maybe tomorrow.
Check out Bleecker Street Opera here: http://bleeckerstreetopera.org/
Very Musically Yours,