- Resident Artists
Working rehearsals are a magical place. Jeans and tennis shoes, a hint of costumes, a few props, a piano, and lots of time, sweat, and talent. Here's a quick look behind the scenes as we get Aida ready for its May 9 Keller Auditorium opening.
Technician Rick Schreiner in a cubby hole beneath the huge set with all the machinery and computers that run the revolving set.
|And the leading lady!! Heralded for almost a year in Aida graphics . . . and now brightly running around the region on TriMet buses, Lisa Daltirus is a powerful presence. With a voice that has almost stopped rehearsals in their tracks.|
|Anyone who saw our 2005 Tosca will remember the powerful force of Greer Grimsley as Scarpia. Here, as Aida's father Amonasro, that same power comes through loud and clear.||Aida is a love story at its heart. And a tragic one to be sure. Here, a poignant moment between Radames (Phillip Webb) and Aida.|
|Aida is perhaps the grandest of all operas. And grand opera means dance. Expect a triumphal march complete with dazzling dance.||Maestro Vjekoslav Sutej (or "Gigi" as he's known here) brings an exuberant passion to the podium.|
|And over it all, a guiding light for the company and the rehearsals, our mission--"to celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera."|
More information about Aida here.