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Saturday
May102014

An Opening of Pirates Of Penzance at Portland Opera!

 

We opened a wonderful show this evening at the Keller Auditorium with Portland Opera. The pirates and crew have come together to make a wonderful show. Here are some great early shots from photographer Cory Weaver.

There is still time to get to this amazing show. Though we are near selling out with our added perfomance. 

So great to be back doing G&S! 

 

Thank you all!!

 

Ryan

 

Friday
Jul052013

La Princesse Jaune and La Colombe Open Tonight!!

Tonight is the opening of Buxton Festival's Double Bill that consists of two French one-act operas that rarely have the chance to sparkle.

The sets and costumes (by Lez Brotherston) are beautiful and the cast is great. With me in the Princesse Jaune is Anne Sophie Duprels, a wonderful soprano and fantastic collegue. What's amazing is that she has been back and forth between our show and a beautiful (Sold Out!) production of Puccini's Butterfly at Opera Holland Park. She's a very busy lady and I'm honored to share the stage with her. Our show is a two person show that runs about 43 min. Sung in french with french dialogues and english surtitiles, it is a beautiful piece that I hope to produce again in New York.

Set Study for Buxton Festival's Double Bill Costume Study For My Characters in the Double Bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Colombe, by Gounod, is much more of an ensemble cast with Emma Carrington as my nephew, Gillian Kieth as the woman of my dreams and Jonathan Best as her Major Domo. It all revolves around the a dove that represents my love for Sylvie, but one that I'm willing to sacrifice for the hope of true love. It's really a funny show with plenty of misunderstanding & comedy!

The process has been a dream and I'm not sure if I've laughed as much through a rehearsal process. A lot of that levity is because of our wonderful director Francis Matthews. His choices and direction are filled not only with great meaning but with a humorous sense of reality. 

After the opening tonight (July 5th, 2013) we have four more performances on the 8th, 11th, 14th (matinee) and the 20th. Tickets and more information available at the Buxton Festival Website!

 

Sunday
Jun022013

One week in...

We've already created So much in the fist week! We've a great cast and our artistic team are amazing.

Between rehearsals, I've been doing my traditional walks and getting lost in London. It's wonderful.

Sunday
Jun022013

Photos from London during the Buxton Production!

Thursday
Jul052012

New Headshots!

Just got these in from the lovely Rebecca Fay. We took these down in DUMBO Brooklyn. We had such a great time. Please seek her out if you're looking for new headshots. rebeccafayphotography.com

Click to go straight to the photos: ryanmacpherson.com/photos/publicity-photos

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