Sketches for my latest project, Les Indes galantes, with Opera Lafayette! 

Adario Color Headdressadario with headdress in color Adario in Color Zima Headdress in Color Zima dress in color Zima in color with headdress, Don Alvar in Color Damon in Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Opera Lafayette
Offers a Tour and Talk at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Following the tour, enjoy a boxed lunch while listening to a panel discuss the issues companies face when performing a western work, such as Opera Lafayette’s upcoming performance of the fourth part of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes, that includes Native peoples as subjects. Panelists include:
 
Ryan Brown
Founder, Artistic Director, Conductor
Opera Lafayette

James Doyle
Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
Eva Fognell
Curator, Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
Fenimore Art Museum
 
Patricia Forelle
Costume Designer
 
Christine Giuntini
Conservator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
John Haworth
National Museum of the American Indian
 

REVIEWS

“I loved the red heels on Damon’s classy shoes.” Ralph P. Locke, Author of Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart.

“First of all, let me share with you how many compliments I’ve received on the gorgeous blue dress you designed for me! Everyone at Wednesday’s performance fell in love with it! I think I can safely say it’s the best costume I’ve ever performed in, and I’m deeply appreciative of how kind you were in taking some of my feedback into your design, during our costume fitting in New York.” – Sherezade Panthaki, Zima.

“The neon-bright costumes by Patricia Forelle provided a dash of much-needed visual color, and the tattoo sleeves worn by Sicard’s Adario got one of the evening’s rare chuckles.” – Washington Classical Review.

(L. to r.) Tenor Robert Getchel and soprano Sherezade Penthaki in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette's semi-staged presentation of Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (Part IV)

(L. to r.) Tenor Robert Getchel and soprano Sherezade Penthaki in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged presentation of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (Part IV)

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(L. to r.) Soprano Sherezade Penthaki and baritone Victor Sicard in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette's semi-staged presentation of Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (Part IV)

(L. to r.) Soprano Sherezade Penthaki and baritone Victor Sicard in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged presentation of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (Part IV)

(L. to r.) Tenor Robert Getchel and bass-baritone André Courville with chorus membners in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette's semi-staged presentation of Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (Part IV), Ryan Brown conducting

(L. to r.) Tenor Robert Getchel and bass-baritone André Courville with chorus membners in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged presentation of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (Part IV), Ryan Brown conducting

(L. to r.) Baritone Victor Sicard, tenor Robert Getchel and bass-baritone André Courville in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette's semi-staged presentation of Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (Part IV), Ryan Brown conducting

(L. to r.) Baritone Victor Sicard, tenor Robert Getchel and bass-baritone André Courville in rehearsal of Opera Lafayette’s semi-staged presentation of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes (Part IV), Ryan Brown conducting

Photos taken by Louis Forget.