Teatro Nuovo

2018

Tancredi and Tancredi Rifatto
Rosinni
Director of Production/Stage Manager
Maestro al cembalo: Will Crutchfield
Violino principale e capo d’orchestra: Jakob Lehmann
Lighting Designer: Devon Allen
Medea in Corinto
Mayer
Director of Production/Stage Manager
Maestro al cembalo: Jonathan Brandani
Violino principale e capo d’orchestra: Jakob Lehmann
Lighting Designer: Devon Allen

Unique Elements:
  • Helped to create a brand new company and manage all production aspects of the festival.
  • Had one 8 hour day to load in, set up orchestra, hang and focus lights, cue and have a dress rehearsal for a 3.5 hour opera.
  • Called 3 different opera’s over a 3 day period.
  • Managed a total of 10 pre-opera lectures, 5 pre-opera serenades, a chamber concert, a scenes program, an aria program and a Masterclass with Jennifer Larmore on top of 5 performances of 3 different operas over a 9 day period.
  • Acted as Company Manager, housing and taking care of 100 people on campus.
  • The orchestra played on period instruments modeled on those used in early 19th century opera, tuned to A430. They were also arranged in the (audience level) pit as was common during the time the opera’s were written, with the strings split evenly on either side and the winds and brass facing each other. There was no conductor, but rather the orchestra (and singers) were lead by Lehmann (on violin) and Crutchfield/Brandani (on fortepiano).
  • Received rave reviews by Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Observer, The Classical Review, ConcertoNet, OperaMetro, Opera Wire, Arts Journal, America Rossini Society among others.