Rehearsals for my new production of Verdi's La Traviata have started in Linz, Austria. It is my first time working at the Linz State Theater's new Musiktheater am Volksgarten, built by Terry Pawson. It opened in 2013 with a new opera by my friend Philip Glass (Footprints of the Lost, see the New York Times article) and is currently one of the most advanced operatic stages in Europe.
La Traviata opens here on September 19 with a beautiful local cast from the Linz ensemble. In June of 2016, it will open with an international cast at the Perm Opera House and then travel to other opera houses internationally from there. However, it will remain in repertoire at the Linz State Theater. Be sure to always check my Calendar or the La Traviata production page for dates.
Attached are a few photos from the rehearsals in Linz:
Photos by Stephanie Engeln