Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is the place to be in the summer. Our five-week festival consists of over 100 events including four productions of grand opera, operetta, light opera, and/or seldom-seen Broadway-style musical theatre. But that's not all! You will also enjoy a wide variety of offerings such as orchestral and vocal concerts, an International Competition, continuing adult education with the Utah Festival Academy, pre-performance discussions, backstage tours, Breakfast with the Stars and so much more! There is something for everyone!
ANNOUNCING THE FINALISTS OF THE 6th ANNUAL INT'L OPERA COMPETITION |
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in the Semifinals of the International Opera Competition. The artists chosen to move on to the Finals on July 29th will be (in alphabetical order):
Peter Scott Drackley
Be sure to join us on July 29th, 2014 for the Finals, where the audience will help decide who will win the competition! This year's Finals will again be incorporated into Operafest.
BATTLEGROUND: CHOREOGRAPHER EXPLAINS THE ART OF STAGE FIGHTING |
By Kevin Opsahl, The Herald Journal
Published: Saturday, July 26 2014
Stefan Espinosa of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre was talking to patrons about fight choreography on Tuesday when one of the festival artists walked in and announced he had a beef with Espinosa.
Samus Haddad said he had scheduled a time to use the Dansante rehearsal hall, and Espinosa was not supposed to be there. Things got ugly very quickly.
It started with a shove. Then the two men grappled. There were chokeholds, strangling and Espinosa even got a “head slam” on the sound equipment nearby. It looked ugly.
Turns out it was not ugly; just a demonstration.
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