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Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with “The Fairy Queen”

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by Inna Heasley No Comments

Rutgers University–Camden’s Music and Theater Programs are collaborating for the first time in many years to produce a fully staged English masque by Henry Purcell, “The Fairy Queen” based on Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  Part-play and part-opera, this major project features dancers, actors, singers, chorus, complete stage and costume design, as well as a full Baroque orchestra.  It is directed by two outstanding artists: world renown Distinguished Professor of Music Dr. Julianne Baird and award-winning Associate Professor of Theater Dr. Kenneth Elliott.


This unique show runs April 24-27, 2014 and I am having a lot of fun promoting it.  You can read all about “The Fairy Queen” on the Department of Fine Arts’ website here and visit their Facebook page here.  We just got word that WHYY’s NewsWorks Entertainment Guide is featuring the production this week, yay!


Meanwhile, I have been making good progress learning how to work my new awesome digital video camera and no less awesome editing software for Mac, Final Cut Pro — a big transition from my previous PC set up and HDD Cannon.  So I was glad to have an opportunity to capture all the media and create this promo trailer for the Rutgers production:



It’s going to be a great show!





Choral Arts Philadelphia offers authentic Rossini

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 by Inna Heasley No Comments
One of the most popular composers of opera, Rossini spent the last forty years of his life in retirement in Paris.  Composing mostly for fun during this period, he nonetheless produced his two fine religious works, the Stabat Mater and the Petite Messe Solennelle.  Choral Arts will perform the Mass with its original instrumentation:  an historic pianoforte and an harmonium, creating a sound world that is foreign and fresh to our modern ears.  A brilliant cast of soloists, led by renowned Julianne Baird, specializes in period vocal performance and will add the icing to this brilliant confection for our delight.



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