NC Opera: La Boheme
Tim Myers kept walking up and down the aisle in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
He would stop and watch and listen to the action on the stage. Then he would walk to another part of the auditorium, stop, listen, and watch. Then he would walk to the front of the auditorium, to the assistant making notations in the thick score book. The assistant writes on a magenta Post-It note, and places it on the exact spot in the score. There were Post-It notes on every other page of the score for ‘La Boheme.’ Tim Myers walked to the back of the auditorium — listening, watching, making mental notes.
This was during North Carolina Opera’s dress rehearsal for ‘La Boehme’ and Myers, the artistic director, wasn’t leaving anything to chance. Every step, every note, every set piece, every motion had a purpose.
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