It has been an active morning at the O’Brian Centre. Not only are the Aida singers assembled and enjoying a music rehearsal with Maestro Jonathan Darlington; we are also loading the Barber of Seville scenery and costumes back into our scenery and costume shops and loading out last year’s Clemenza di Tito scenery, which we have given to the UBC opera department for their use.
And we started the morning with a “meet and greet,” an opportunity for the Aida singers and artistic/production team, along with the administrative staff, to mingle and get acquainted, which kicks off every production period.
It is very exciting and inspiring to be in the midst of so much operatic activity; it builds the kind of spirit that is important for every artistic endeavour. We are all so grateful to be in our new home!
- James Wright