Pacific Opera Victoria -
McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, 2011

Conductor:
Timothy Vernon
Stage Director:
Michael Shamata
Set and Costume Design:
Ian Rye
Lighting Designer:
Alan Brodie

Principal Cast: 
Alain Coulombe,
Thomas Macleay,
Betty Waynne Allison

Stage Management: 
Sara Robb,
Sandy Halliday,
Nicole Olszewski

Photos by David Cooper Photography

 

 

Mary's Wedding

POV BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER FOR MARY’S WEDDING
“As directed by Michael Shamata, the opera, like the play, is often moving and always highly theatrical.  (Both acts culminate in a terrific finale that includes a stylishly staged battle scene.) The production, designed by Ian Rye (set and costumes) and Alan Brodie (lighting), is beautiful and sometimes arresting to look at.  The stage, bare but for a tree and some transient furnishings, is dominated by a striking backdrop and by three asymmetrical, undulating ramps that keep the stage traffic interesting and appropriately suggest, at different times, farmland, the sea and trenches.”
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Kevin Bazzana, Times Colonist