Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vocal Colors II: Billings & Baitzer

For the second (and final!) time this summer, our artists engage in a musical dialogue with paintings from The Phillips Collection.  Tomorrow (Thursday 6/18) at 1:00pm, baritone Daniel Billings and pianist Michael Baitzer treat Wolf Trap staff and guests to a mini-recital inspired by the likes of Renoir, Hartley, Manet, Degas, and Hopper.  Songs of Tchaikovsky, Copland and Barber take the stage along with traditional spirituals and a dose of Sinatra.

This weekend, it's onto the stage for the beginning of tech week for Cosi fan tutte.  We'll integrate sets, costumes, hair & makeup, lights, and orchestra in a dizzying 72 hours.  I'll report from the trenches.

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