Tonight is the opening night of Austin Lyric Opera’s production of “Flight”, a story of several travelers stuck in an airport waiting to leave. This sounds kind of like my life for the last few months.
Thursday night, I again had the privilege of photographing during the final dress rehearsal. It’s a great production and great cast, conducted by Maestro Richard Buckley. Nick Zammit plays “The Refugee”. You can see more and purchase images in my gallery, http://gallery.bhpowell.com/flight.
It runs through April 17. Buy tickets through the Austin Lyric Opera.
Last week, I had the privilege of photographing the last dress rehearsal of Verdi’s tragedy La Traviata, performed by the Austin Lyric Opera. (It was also wonderful to attend an Asleep at the Wheel 40th anniversary concert with guest Willie Nelson the next night on the opera set—and the following night, to attend the black tie and boots opening night of La Traviata.)
Here are a few scenes of the dress rehearsal. Pamela Armstrong (Violetta) and Chad Shelton (Alfredo) had the lead roles.
I made a trip to Boston a few weeks ago, to visit some professors and other customers. (And a few friends.)
One evening, I was stuck in traffic, inching along next to Boston’s Museum of Science. I decided to stop in for one very photography-related reason… because it was so heavily influenced by photographer, mountaineer, and cartographer Bradford Washburn, director of the museum for over 40 years.
If you look for it, you can find a small exhibit at the museum about Brad and Barbara Washburn. I recommend finding it.
I also had the pleasure of being in Lowell, Massachusetts for one day of the Lowell Folk Festival. Wow, this was a great event, and I wish I could have stayed for the whole weekend. I heard several great bands, including The Steep Canyon Rangers, Plena Libre, The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Bua, and others.
Here’s a photo of the main stage at the Lowell National Historical Park, with the Steep Canyon Rangers playing.
They shut down several square blocks of downtown, and have a variety of stages with music going constantly. And the food! Lots of tents with a wide variety of good food. If you’re near Lowell in late July, I highly recommend experiencing the festival.