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The Dallas Opera: Great Scott

November 7, 2015

The opening scene is an engaging introduction into the rehearsal room where Arden is late because of an interview on 60 Minutes, pushy new soprano Tatyana Bakst is trying to convince Winnie to let her sing Arden’s part, stage manager Roane is flitting around keeping things under control, and conductor Eric Gold is becoming increasingly exasperated with the singers.

The Dallas Opera: Tosca

November 6, 2015

Critics called The Dallas Opera's Tosca a "safe", "conventional" choice, but the classic production had its own beauty. My sister Allison and I (she attending a live opera for the first time, I for the third) were enthralled with the drama and over-the-top passion that have characterized opera for so long.

UT Dallas: A Little Night Music

April 9, 2015

As the only sane (or at least non-dysfunctional) person in the Egerman household, Petra acts as a foil to the whole cast. In a world of characters pretending to care, pretending not to love, pretending to know what’s happening, Petra is brash and unapologetic and happy.

The wind bites shrewdly

September 6, 2014

Iambic pentameter fantasia on Horatio from Hamlet.

Staging Excerpt

March 20, 2014

At this moment, OPHELIA enters; sizing the situation at a glance, she drops her book and throws her arms around HAMLET, seizing the dagger...

Persona and Shadow: Jungian Archetype as Character

December 10, 2013

Ingmar Bergman's Persona (1966) ... Third, that Alma and Elisabet are the same woman: that woman experiencing a split personality, an existential crisis, a loss of purpose, or all three.

Character Analysis: Citizen Kane and Hamlet

October 24, 2013

Where Hamlet takes on a questionable mission to fill up his isolation, Kane strives to control others since he cannot control himself.