RSOC staff sat down with founder Basil Considine to ask some questions about breaking into the field of opera directing. Here’s what he had to say: RSOC: How does someone become an opera director? Basil: By accident. (laughs) I’m completely serious: most directors start out as performers, whether that is behind the piano, onstage as […]
Playwrights’ Commons, a local new play development organization, has announced its participants for the 2013 Freedom Art Theatre Retreat. RSOC founder Basil Considine has been selected as a participant.
This weekend, Boston Opera Collaborative is staging Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola (1817) at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, MA, 1-4 August, 2013. The Strand Theatre is a magnificent old dame of a theatre that’s off the beaten path for many Boston area residents; after the end of major road construction on Mass Ave, it is […]
Chaim Potok’s classic novel The Chosen (1967) was adapted for the stage by the author and Aaron Posner a few years before Potok’s death; it now returns in a revised edition by Posner in a production by Barrington Stage. ArtsFuse has a glowing review. The Chosen runs 18 July-3 August 2013 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage […]
The RSOC site received an Easter surprise this year in the form of an outage with our web hosting provider. Unfortunately, this surprise included a discovery that there was an also an issue with their site backup system. As a result, much of the Reduced Spice Opera Company website will be offline until the restore […]
NEC Opera has announced a special series of offerings related to their staging of Rossini’s opera La Gazzetta (‘The Newspaper’). This performance will comprise the American premiere of this comic opera and will also be the first performance to use the critical edition of the opera score created by Philip Gossett. The performances will take […]
Happy New Year from the folks at the Reduced Spice Opera Company of Brookline!
Justin Werner is a very talented high baritone who’s sang with RSOC for many years (2006 – Sir Gaheris, The Fall of the Round Table; 2007 – The BUPD Officer, The Frat Party; 2008 – Mario, Don Giovanni di Casanova). Sadly, he will soon be leaving Boston for newer pastures – but before he disappears […]
Audience favorite and RSOC Director-at-large Ashley Harmon (Fiona in The Frat Party, The Queen in The Strange Tale of Snow White, Elizabetta in Don Giovanni di Casanova) stars in the upcoming Walpole Footlighters production of King of Hearts. This perspective-warping musical (set during World War 1) is a Boston native, having done its pre-Broadway tryout […]
RSOC Alumni Jesse Barrett (Logan in The Frat Party, Don Cèsar in Don Giovanni di Casanova) continues a busy performance schedule in California.