The Secret Garden
premiere is just around the corner and to whet your appetite even more, we've decided to delve a little deeper into painter and video artist Naomie Kremer's designs for the show. Read on to see a selection of Naomie's storyboards showing plans for the set and projections as well as costume sketches by costume designer Kristi Johnson.
Additionally, Cal Performances
met up with Naomie for a walk through her Bay Area art studio. The resulting video shows her process from concept to finished product. We think you'll be surprised what has gone into creating the backdrop for this exciting new opera!
Posted: 02/08/2013 by
Naomie Kremer (Visual Designer, The Secret Garden)
Calendar 2013 will be a record year in San Francisco Opera history, with three—count’em—THREE world premieres of brand new operas happening in a seven month period! Our new work for families, The Secret Garden
, opens in March at Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley, followed smartly by our two new main-stage works, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
in June and Dolores Claiborne
in September. My job as Director of Music Administration carries with it the privilege (and sometimes the headache) of nudging these commission projects along from initial conception to opening night. So far I’ve been involved with 14 new commissions (not counting the several that never quite made it all the way), and each project has had its unique challenges.
Posted: 01/22/2013 by
Kip Cranna, Director of Music Administration
When I started thinking about how to compose the Secret Garden
stage, my reference points were three locations: India, Yorkshire, and childhood. I happen to have personal experience of all three, which helped me visualize how they might weave together in Mary's life: moments of petulance, real loss, sadness, curiosity, energy, and a powerful, ultimately healing relationship with the natural world.
Posted: 01/14/2013 by
Naomie Kremer, Visual Designer
Like Boyz II Men once wisely sang: it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday. We can’t believe the fall season is already over and we don’t think it’s too early to reminisce about this fantastic season.
Posted: 12/18/2012 by
San Francisco Opera
In a packed house at the Herbst Theater on November 30 San Francisco Opera Center presented the culminating concert of the 2012 Adler Fellowship season, The Furture is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert. The concert showcased the acclaimed Adler Fellows from San Francisco Opera Center’s prestigious young artist training program in a gala concert of opera scenes and arias—including works by Massenet, Mozart, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, and Verdi—with San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leading the Opera Orchestra.
In case you missed the concert, we pulled some of our favorite photos for the latest blog post. We are sure that this will not be the last time we see these talented artists on stage.
Posted: 12/14/2012 by
San Francisco Opera