Aspen Opera Theater Center The Picture of Dorian Gray

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                 Congrats to all involved in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Lowell Liberman closing tonight here in Aspen, CO. What a great experience!  Click here to read a review of this production in the Financial Times:

From the Aspen Times: “In addition to the Romantic music and the timeless themes of Dorian Gray, Jennifer Cherest (playing Sybil Vane) says the costuming is one of the highlights od this produciton.It is a period piece, with designs inspired by the Victorian Era in which the novel was written. “The costume are stunning,” says Cherest, who wears multiple elaborate dresses in the production. “The set will be great as well, but I think the costumes may steal the show.” - The Aspen Times July 25th, 2014.

                                                                                                                        Photos by Alex Irvin.

APAC’s Allegro Nominated for NYIT Awards

Congrats to all my friends at Astoria Performing Arts Center for their three nominations for Allegro that i was so pleased to be involved with this past spring! 

Nominations Include: Outstanding Production of a Musical- Allegro, Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role- Manna Nichols, Allegro, Outstanding Choreography/Movement- Christine O'Grady, Allegro

For full list of New York Innovative Theater Awards Nominations please go to:



Aspen Opera Theater Center Onegin in OperaNEWS

                "Among the supporting roles, Alexandra Schenck (Olga) and Alex Soare (Gremin) stood out, though Soare could have eased up on his wooden-Prince stiffness. There was fine work from the chorus — prepared by Elizabeth Buccheri — which delivered those peasant songs with enthusiasm. And they danced wonderfully: the two great ballroom scenes were a feast for the eyes, thanks to choreographer Jeanne Slater, who sent her charges waltzing and polonaise-ing in delightfully intricate combinations. Adding to this production’s appealing look were the costume designs of Summer Lee Jack. In the pit, opera veteran Steven Mercurio brought out assured playing and a full-blooded sound from his orchestra of forty-nine. 

- MARC SHULGOLD - Opera News 7/10/14 to read the full review go to

Aspen Opera Theater Center - Onegin

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                                            Happy Opening Aspen Opera Theater Center for Eugene Onegin! What a great way to start the season. Congrats All! (Photo by Alex Irvin).

Aspen Opera Theater Center

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Just getting together some operas in Aspen, Colorado in our beautiful costume shop set up in Mr Field’s Science room of Aspen Middle School! Here we are in a fitting for Helen Huang one of the many peasants in the chorus for 'Eugene Onegin’. We open on July 10th. Beautiful Opera, beautiful place, beautiful people. What an awesome way to spend the summer!



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