24. December 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

… no pit musicians?

The company’s premiere of Tannhäuser will star German tenor Peter Seiffert, while a new production of Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Magagonny draws from the musical theater world to feature Tony Award Winners Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald making their company debuts. John Doyle, who directed Broadway’s current, critically acclaimed production of Sweeny Todd, imported from London’s West End, will direct the production.

(Yes, they spelled Sweeney that way.)

But what I was wondering after reading that … was “Will Doyle have the opera singers play the instruments or will they have an orchestra in the pit? ;-)
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