As you may (or may not) know, the MadOpera staff has undergone a changing of the guard. In addition to General Director Kathryn Smith, MadOpera also has new faces in marketing, patron services, and artistic and office management. This past weekend marked the first production for the new crew, and it was quite a weekend!
Eugene Onegin proved to be a hit with the audience!
|Scott Ramsay (Lenski) and Hyung Yun (Onegin) just before the fatal shot.|
The critics seemed pleased, too:
- 77 Square – “Madison Opera’s rich Russian gamble pays off”
- The Isthmus – “Madison Opera’s Eugene Onegin tells of love and regret”
- The Well-Tempered Ear – “Madison Opera breaks new ground with…Eugene Onegin”
- Channel3000.com – “Old Friends Return to Madison Opera”
|The palace ballroom in St. Petersburg|
The Russian Folk Orchestra and Russian Educational Association were very popular, as well!
|Patrons arrived early to listen to the Russian Folk Orchestra.|
|Artifacts and cultural facts from Russian natives.|