Last week we had the opportunity to peer behind the curtain into the upcoming production Calgary Opera’s Canadian Premiere of Die Tote Stadt – The Dead City by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Performances are January 30 & February 3 & 5.
The production follows a man’s fight for his sanity as he’s tormented by desire for a seductress who bears a striking resemblance to his ghostly love.
We got to work with Kelly Robinson (Directing ) whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with since our days at The Banff Centre.
The set location for the shoot was in the Calgary Opera’s Mamdani Opera Centre which is a converted old church in the heart of the city. The space was occupied with key props and set pieces complete with spike markings on the floor for the principles and chorus to rehearse before they truck everything to the Jubilee Auditorium this week. We also had the benefit of the wonderful make-up and wardrobe department from the Opera.
Die Tote Stadt stars (featured in these images) are Lyne Fortin as Marie/Marietta, David Pomeroy as Paul, and Calgary Opera’s own emerging artist Chelsea Van Pelt.
Don’t miss this rich indulgence for the eyes and ears!
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