A Week At The Opera

I recently had the extreme pleasure of working on the hair and makeup crew for Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess.

What a joy.

Soprano Angel Blue performing as Bess

For a little over a week, I made the almost daily commute to and from Seattle, by ferry, to paint five extremely talented faces of the chorus.

So much makeup!

It was chaotic and exciting, (one of the hottest weeks in the Pacific Northwest, to boot!), exhilarating…exhausting, and overall a truly beautiful experience. I am so fortunate to have been able to witness the performance ripen during the informality and rough spots of Tech Week on into the polished richness of Opening Night.  I met some truly amazingly talented people, both on stage, and behind the scenes; and got to reconnect with an old high school buddy.

Waiting in the wings

Unfortunately, I had to bow out of completing the run, as my beloved Eugenia Jeep is now at Car Hospital in Tacoma; and the commute was just too frustrating to do without a car — big city commuter I am not.  But I will always be grateful for the connections I made and the work I did that week I spent at the Opera.

Plus, there was cake!

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