As Séance on a Wet Afternoon goes into production mode at New York City Opera, I thought I’d post some shots of our favorite diva – The incomparable Lauren Flanigan (Myra in the Séance world premiere in SB) paired with two of OSB’s leading men, both past and present. First, with Ryan MacPherson in NYCO’s production of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa (Ryan sings Alfredo in our Traviata next month), and then with tenor Alan Glassman in the 2007 world premiere of Pasatieri’s Frau Margot at Fort Worth Opera (Alan sang both Turridu and Canio in our 2008 Cav/Pag double bill).
To start, here’s Glimmerglass’s 2009 production, which featured a trio of men from our own Santa Barbara cast: Ryan MacPherson as Alfredo, Malcolm MacKenzie as Germont and Michael Krzankowski as the Baron.
Here is Ryan singing the Brindisi (Glimmerglass’s Mary Dunleavy sings Violetta).
I have to add Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu’s amazing London performance of “Sempre libera,” which I adore – you can see why it made her an overnight star! On a side note, we will have an up-and-coming Romanian star of our own with us for Trav: bass Gabriel Vamvulescu will sing Doctor Grenvil in our production – luxury casting, to be sure.