Helloooo to all our dear friends out there! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from the blog, but it has been one heck of a season and we’re back to tell you all about it.
The 103rd summer season was a wonderful success, and our emerging artists each left with hearts full and minds ready to take on their next projects. It is especially touching to see their tributes on Facebook or Instagram when they’ve a chance to return home and catch up on a bit of sleep: to hear how their minds were changed or expanded, how they have found their voice, or how they started out with colleagues and left with lifelong friends. That, my friends, is what Seagle Music Colony is all about! ICYMI we’ve uploaded albums from each of the summer’s mainstage productions on Facebook so you can relive the summer highlights all year long.
This year, we also tackled a full docket of activities in the Fall Season, which included three touring performances (a children’s opera, a musical revue, and The Falling and the Rising tour – check Facebook for more details about how those went!) and two workshops of new works. The first workshop, a one-act opera entitled The Ghosts of Gatsby, is the latest collaboration of Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire. It called for a quartet of singers to sing, dance, and go a little mad – and
the audience reaction was enthusiastic! If you weren’t able to join us in August for the performance, not to worry. The Ghosts of Gatsby world premiere is scheduled to take place November 15-18, 2018 at Samford University. The opera was also named a finalist for the National Opera Association Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition; the winner will be decided at the national convention in Salt Lake City, January 6, 2019. This piece is almost certainly going places, so keep an eye (and an ear!) out. [Read more…]