20. August 2009 · Comments Off on Manon · Categories: Opera, Videos

Opera San José will be opening the season with Massenet’s Manon. We played it once before, when we were in the Montgomery Theater, but I have a confession: I don’t remember a bit of it! Ack! I was hoping we did it so long ago I’d have an excuse, but I believe we did it in the 2001/2002 season. Not long enough ago that an excuse would make sense, except to say that I did still have two of three children living here and I was probably pretty busy. I have my own copy of the music, and in going through it I see some fun solos that I suspect are entirely cut; I think they are part of a ballet portion of the opera. Oh well. I’ll find out soon enough.

OSJ has a brief video up about it:

(We’ve had Joseph Marcheso as an assistant before, but this is his first time to come in and do the whole thing.)

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