The set and costumes of our 2011 production of Wolf-Ferrari’s Le donne curiose have traveled south from The Barns and will take the stage this weekend at Shenandoah University. If you’re anywhere near Winchester VA this weekend, check it out! … Continue reading
A first look: photos from Sunday night’s rehearsal. First night with costumes, hair and makeup, so there will be adjustments made as we go through the week. But this should give you a idea of what’s in store :) (hit … Continue reading
Le donne curiose conductor Gary Thor Wedow (Zaide 2010, The Return of Ulysses 2009) talks about the rare gem that is Wolf-Ferrari’s Curious Women. Spend 5 minutes with Gary. You’ll be glad you did.
6 days till opening. Orchestra arrives. Two days in the rehearsal hall, then it’ll be time to fit this: … into this: We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again. This music is as beautiful as I imagined. Granted, … Continue reading
Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 pm – Free, no reservation required We get to sit down with some of the fabulous people behind The Curious Women at Tuesday evening’s Backstage Buzz artist panel discussion. We’ll ask conductor Gary Wedow what … Continue reading
A blast from the Wolf-Ferrari past, with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra* in 1947: *The NBC Symphony Orchestra was established especially for conductor Arturo Toscanini, and it performed weekly radio concert broadcasts from 1937 till 1954. A few … Continue reading
Sketches for the eponymous curious women and the gentlemen who frequent the men’s club. Courtesy Camille Assaf, costume designer. Click through to our Flickr photostream to see all the costume sketches for The Curious Women.
A guest post by Gary Wedow, conductor of Le donne curiose: For a very short period of time before the outbreak of WWI the operas of Wolf-Ferrari were among the most popular and most performed in the world, championed by … Continue reading
It’s probably not a surprise that the printed music for a rare opera is just a touch hard to read… Actually, the string books are in pretty good shape, but the wind parts… well, let’s just say that conductor Gary … Continue reading
Digging into an opera that hasn’t been produced in this country for 99 years is a fascinating, somewhat masochistic way to spend one’s time. But every day, this charming little-known piece is coming more and more into focus. Today brings … Continue reading