Are you excited for Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld, and Three Decembers yet? I know I am! If you’re as big of a theatre geek as I am, (and I’ll place a bet in one of Gilpin County’s many casinos that many of you are), then I know you’re just itching to know what’s going on behind-the-scenes of this year’s festival. Well, you’re in luck, because that’s where I come in. I’m Lucy, Central City Opera’s 2010 PR Assistant, and I’ll be your blogger for the summer. Through me, you’ll get to know the men & women in charge of our three lovely operas. You’ll get that behind-the-scenes glimpse I’m sure you’ve all been longing for. And you’ll get to read about the excitement of opera life and life in Central City. For now, though, I’ll just fill you in on the life of a Central City Opera intern so far.
|The 2010 Central City Opera Interns|
Some people call us the lowest on the totem pole, but I think they’re just jealous of all our fun. I don’t know about you, but working with 13 twenty-something theatre kids and being surrounded by art all summer seemed pretty darn good to me when I signed up for this gig. And so far, my predictions have been right!
We interns have been here for almost two weeks, and basically, we’ve been getting ready for all of our awesome artists to arrive. This involved a lot of schlepping furniture around and cleaning up, but it also gave us interns plenty of time to bond. The artists have finally started arriving, however, and things are getting lively in Central City. We’ve already had the annual Pink House Party, thrown at the Teller House due to rain, but fun nonetheless. There, artists, staff, and interns mingled and got to know each other, and Artistic Director Emeritus John Moriarty welcomed us to the 2010 festival.