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Outdoor Opera Rehearsal

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Opera rehearsal in outdoor tent
March 12, 2021

Opera students spent a sunny but chilly March afternoon rehearsing under a tent in Red Square for an upcoming production of Die Fledermaus on May 21-22. Because of the ever-changing nature of the global pandemic, we won’t know for several weeks if it will be safe to have any kind of live performance with an audience or if the production will need to be streamed to a virtual audience for safety reasons. Nevertheless, our dedicated students and faculty have begun rehearsing together as they collectively work towards the goal of sharing art with the community.

Dr. Barry Johnson, left, and Dr. Jim Brown conduct opera students outside.
A student wearing a beanie and two masks rehearses outdoors.
Two students rehearse opera under the tent in Red Square.
Two students rehearse opera under the tent in Red Square.
Two students rehearse opera under the tent in Red Square.
Two other students rehearse their part in the opera.
Students rehearse opera under the tent on Red Square that was erected for use during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Profs. Barry Johnson and James Brown teaching the class, Thursday, March 4, 2021, at PLU. The class is working on a production is Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss to be performed on May 21st and 22nd in Red Square, or on the stage of KHP ifpermitted by then. (PLU Photo/John Froschauer)
This wide-angle view shows how mush space the group occupies in order to comply with physical distancing recommendations.
Dr. Barry Johnson leads a movement rehearsal under the ent in Red Square.
Dr. Barry Johnson leads a movement rehearsal under the ent in Red Square.
Rehearsing a movement sequence for Die Fledermaus.
Movement rehearsal.
Dr. Brown conducts a section of students outside the frame of the photo.