The cast has been working through Act II this week and are set to finish up tomorrow. Friday night they’re scheduled for the first full run through, after which our hardworking and incredibly efficient production crew will be unloading the Cosi sets into the Capitol Theater. Next week starts with a piano tech rehearsal on Sunday, which is sort of a big practice for everyone minus the orchestra: the singers feel out the sets and the auditorium, while the crew and designers tweak lighting and get used to placing props, etc. Monday afternoon will be the sitzprobe, with a piano dress rehearsal that night, followed by orchestra dress rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday. And then Friday night, it’s showtime. Tickets are a hot commodity, so hurry to the box office before it’s too late!
On another note, I’ve been typing out goofy names like “Guglielmo” and “Fiordiligi,” and even “Cosi fan Tutte,” for months now, so this is well overdue. Click the links below to hear how these names and titles are all pronounced:
Find more opera pronunciations here courtesy of Arizona Opera.
Check back tomorrow afternoon for Madison Opera’s latest YouTube installment.
what is the running time of the Opera? We are trying to coordinate picking up some kids who will be at the main theatre at Overture on Friday night.