Day 11 of Bajazet rehearsals

and almost at the end of the second week. A terrific day in the studio today. In the morning session we got to the end of Act 2, and then in the afternoon we ran from the entirety of Acts 1 and 2, and it's wonderful to see the arc of the piece taking shape. Matt Marshall, who is the lighting designer for Bajazet (and was for Iphigénie) came in to see the run. Act 2 finishes with the quartet - sung by Tamerlano (Chris Lowrey), Irene (Helen Sherman), Asteria (Emily Edmonds) and Bajazet (Hadleigh Adams). It's a terrific piece and well represents the individual thoughts and journeys of each character. It's a difficult sing and they are all doing so well. Here's a pic of three of the four singers in the quartet in a moment of high drama.

Tamerlano, Asteria and Irene

Tamerlano, Asteria and Irene