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Brenton Ryan

Brenton Ryan

In his own words, Brenton Ryan may have once been "super shy," but he has emerged as not only an outgoing, confident young tenor but as an artist with an unusually focused view of where he is headed.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015/Author: Thomas Lady/Number of views (2637)/Comments (0)/
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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 (2930)/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 (3903)/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 (2100)/Comments (0)/
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