Post Tagged with: "Opera"
Prologue: Live Blogging is insanity. It’s the antithesis of well thought out and well reasoned criticism. When I regularly review a piece of art, theater or opera I let things sit, I chew on thoughts and impressions and then I synthesize it all down into a cohesive flow which tells a story in its own […]Read More »
Last season, On Portland took part in the first ever Portland Opera Live Blogging Event for their season closer Rigoletto. This event combined the excitement of live opera with almost real time commentary from bloggers. Portland Opera has decided to reprise this event with their season opener La Boheme (which the musical Rent is based on) […]Read More »
Over the past thirteen years, Rent has transformed from a smash hit Broadway musical into something much bigger. The show, which is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme, tells the story of a group of New York youth struggling with the challenges and grim realities of becoming adults. Rent takes place at the apex of […]Read More »
The only thing worst than a theater critic is a theater blogger. Good criticism is well thought out, reasoned and considered. I have mere moments to jot my thoughts about a production which dozens of people have toiled weeks and even months on. Given that caveat, I can only really give my first impressions of […]Read More »
Here are photos and video (almost) live from backstage at the Portland Opera’s production of Rigoletto: Back Stage Tour of Portland Opera’s Rigoletto – Part I: Back Stage Tour of Portland Opera’s Rigoletto – Part II: Back Stage Tour of Portland Opera’s Rigoletto – Upstairs on The Stage:Read More »
Here’s an archive of the live twitter feed from the Portland Opera’s Live Bog event: Final thoughts from my Portland Opera production of Rigoletto… Live Blogged http://bit.ly/dKeKm # The finale at Portland Operas Rigoletto http://yfrog.com/0e8svj # Live blog up now updated with Act II of Rigoletto at Portland Operal http://bit.ly/dKeKm # First act down and […]Read More »
The Portland Opera is hopping on the blog bandwagon with a special opportunity for a select group of bloggers to live blog the Opera with their production of Rigoletto. On Portland will be in attendance on opening night May 8th (starting at 7:30pm at the Keller Auditorium) and will be covering the opera live here […]Read More »