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Comments from the Cast: Ashly Neumann, B...

How do you see Blonde’s relationship with Constanze? Blonde is Constanze’s maid, but in many ways in their relation-ship (at least while in captivity) they are more like friends or perhaps sisters. Blonde is very sympathetic of Constanze’s plight, and is constantly trying to be positive to build her up and lighten her load. Can […]

Comments from the Cast: Ryan Connelly on...

Ryan, how do you think Pedrillo feels, knowing that his love, Blonde, is in the care of the overseer of the slaves, Osmin? I see Pedrillo in a couple of different ways. He could be in the position of power, having taken quite well to his job at the palace, and thus is annoyed by […]

Comments from the Cast: Joshua Dennis, B...

Josh, can you speak to how you approach the comedy in the opera? I think the approach to the comedy will come once we start staging with the director’s idea of the show, and collaborate with the other artists. I’m also a firm believer that comedy comes from being serious. Trying to be funny can […]

A Guide to Listening by Song

Overture: An overture is the instrumental introduction played at the start of operas and include themes which will be heard later on in the music. Aria: Hier Soll ich dich den sehen Belmonte charms us with his lilting high notes right from the beginning in his first aria. “Aria” is an Italian word meaning “air”, […]