Across the country, college football teams are taking the field to kick off their season during the annual College GameDay tradition.
We’ve got college teams of our own at the LA Opera to help kick off our season. Through a very special program called Operawise, about 100 college students watched today’s Orchestra Tech rehearsals of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci. At the orchestra tech, all the elements of the opera come together for the first time. The artists, the orchestra, the stage and its staging, the chorus, the costumes, the supernumeraries, the lighting and the props.
The conductor’s baton strokes kicked off the activities at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. First Grant Gershon, resident conductor and chorus director, conducted Gianni Schicchi and following our “halftime,” Maestro Plácido Domingo conducted Pagliacci.
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