My experience with Opera Manhattan has been really wonderful. This season, in particular, has been a huge growth period for me. Last December I was cast as the Dew Fairy/Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, and found rehearsal and the production to be time very well spent. I wasn’t called any more than necessary and had a blast performing. It was a great “interactive” opera experience. Currently rehearsing as Monica in The Medium, I am finding this experience to be as enriching as the last. This is my first lead role, and I am ecstatic. Rehearsals are not every evening, which for me is fantastic as I am a server at a high-volume restaurant, and they are at decent times on weekends. All in all, things are well organized and very pleasant. I look forward to the future with Opera Manhattan.
See Mary and her wonderful colleagues in Opera Manhattan's Opera Festival, May 17-21.
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