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All the Stage's a World

All the Stage's a World

An Interview with Lyla Forlani, LA Opera’s Production Stage Manager

Wrap your brain around this amazing little factoid: While many opera companies have Production Stage Managers, only very few, as in less than 20 in the whole of the U.S., have it as a full-time position instead of seasonal or contractual. LA Opera is one of them.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (2776)/Comments (0)/
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Extreme Sports Opera

Extreme Sports Opera

An Interview with Jeff Kleeman, LA Opera’s Technical Director

As the Technical Director for LA Opera, Jeff regularly clocks in 80 or a hundred hours a week, sometimes even more if you can fathom that. Grinning through that ZZ Top beard, he says, “It’s like a rollercoaster ride. Once you’re strapped in, you’re on for the full ride. Around these parts we call it extreme sports opera.”

Saturday, July 25, 2015/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (3634)/Comments (0)/
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Organized Fun: The Opera League Works to Play and Plays to Work

Organized Fun: The Opera League Works to Play and Plays to Work

Alice doesn't live here anymore (but she sure stops by a lot!).

Have you met Alice Coulombe? Listening to the co-founder and first president of the Opera League talk about the League’s origins is fascinating. The Opera League birth was not unlike many Internet startups today. You had a small collection of passionate people who made it up as they went along.

Sunday, May 10, 2015/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (1995)/Comments (0)/
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Opera Doc: An Interview with Allan Edmiston

Opera Doc: An Interview with Allan Edmiston

Meet the man behind the moderator.

Most Opera Leaguers only know Allan Edmiston as the moderator of the seminars we put on four times a year, but of course this Evanston, Illinois native is so much more than that.

Monday, May 4, 2015/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (2085)/Comments (0)/
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