Bob went to the first production meeting of Long Beach Opera's Medea this morning, where he's back doing Sound Design. Among the fascinating subjects discussed were the practical requirements of what kind of (fake) blood to use, where and how to store it on stage, and how to get it out of the costumes.
This harkens back to another Long Beach Opera production years ago. My favorite conductor's comment of all time, made during a rehearsal for Janacek's From the House of the Dead: "Could you stop spraying blood on the orchestra?"
That's opera for you...
Performances of Long Beach Opera's Medea:
Sat. January 29, 2011 - 7:30pm - limited availability
Sat. February 5, 2011 - 2pm - just added, great seats available
Sun. February 6, 2011 - 2pm - limited availability
EXPO Building, Long Beach