Last weekend I appeared in The Picture of Dorian Gray, a world-premiere opera with music by Jeffrey Brody and libretto by James Saslow; directed by J Scott Brumit and produced by the Longwood Opera in Needham, MA. I played several minor roles and worked on the backstage end of things.
The opera was very well received, and attracted the biggest audience that I remember seeing for a Longwood Opera production. Lots of long hours and hard work went into what I’m told was one of the most elaborate productions Longwood Opera has ever done.
Being on the inside of the production and being friends with the director and the maestro makes it is impossible to be completely objective about the opera. But, it was awesome – and I hope it gets another production so more people can see it.