"Our intention is to present the meaning and to communicate these wonderful pieces (arias and choruses), stripped of evening wear, and given new relevance in all their "naked" glory." (And usually with a twist of humour!)
These shots are my first attempt at No Flash theatre photograph with only a (very noisy) ISO 320 available. Olympus E20 - ISO 320 - RAW format - PPd in Qimage then reprocessed with Nikon Capture NX. All are f.2-2-4 around 1/60th. Other shots are E20 with flash.North Star Opera produces high quality opera in the North West of England with a small cast of invited singers (me among them).
I am photographer as well as chorus member.
Recent productions La Traviata 12 & 13/01/07, Opera Gala 03/08/07
Next - Christmas Extravaganza - Sunday 16/12/07For 2008 - "Puccini - Love, Passion, Death" - a revival of this splendid 2004 production which always deserved a wider audience**** "With this intriguing title North Star Opera explored aspects of Puccini who was a master at comprehending the complex emotions of life and death. A cleverly executed programme showed four extended scenes from the best known Puccini works, which were all concerned with the conflicting strong emotions of the title."