Opera Omaha Update
Lucia di Lammermoor in lamé? Turandot in tulle? Perhaps a Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez look-alike, albeit with a slightly more prominent Adam’s apple?
Opera in Drag
This mascara-splattered opera-in-drag event features the area’s best female impersonators in their interpretations of classic arias.
The Return of Madama Butterfly
An exhibit of Kaneko’s designs for the opera (first seen in the company’s stunning 2006 production of the Puccini work) and a discussion with the internationally acclaimed artist will be followed by Butterfly’s Closet, the Guild’s fundraising fashion show.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.
And in the too little, too late department…
Did you see all those familiar faces in the chorus of Opera Omaha’s recent production of Don Giovanni? The birth of my second grandson, Barrett (born to son Eric and his lovely wife Lauren), silenced my keyboard for a couple days while I babysat Barrett’s older brother, Easton—so a belated bravissimo to such community theatre notables as Mary Carrick, Becky Lowe, Wayne Moore, and Eduardo Millan.
And making his Opera Omaha debut was Omaha’s king of choreography, Patrick Roddy. As always, Carol Wisner was backstage juggling swords and silk in her role as props master.