Hear From a Past Winner: Simona GengaBy Simona GengaPosted in Ensemble Studio
We were so well prepared and supported in the lead-up to the competition, but I was still surprised at how ready and comfortable I felt the moment I stepped onto the stage that night.
I don’t have enough words to describe just how exhilarating and palpable that moment was.
It was absolutely surreal. [READ MORE]
Director's Notes: TurandotBy Robert WilsonPosted in 1920
Puccini’s Turandot was inspired by Schiller’s early-19th-century German adaptation of an 18th-century Italian comedy by Carlo Gozzi, who drew on a French retelling of a supposedly traditional Persian fairytale set in ancient China. Gozzi created a piece in the style of commedia dell’arte, a codified theatre form with set characters, story lines, and gestures.
Your Guide to Dvořák's RusalkaBy COC StaffPosted in 1920
A mermaid longs for love and enters a dubious bargain with a sea witch, not realizing the ultimate cost. This classic myth exists in numerous versions, with many regional adaptations, including Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Friederich de la Motte Fouqué’s Undine.