Four days away from our premiere of Lady of the Camellias, I invite you into the studio to share in the heart-wrenching tale that will soon take the stage of the Boston Opera House.
Act II: A pianist, An Opera Singer, Two dancers – a scattered company bordering the studio’s perimeters…
His sound came like a sonnet
Rays of sunlit reverie
from the corner where he stood
a piano beckoned gentle plea
betrayed through tears she left him
for what good he did not know
betrothed to written lies
and tired lungs she dared not show
in agony he fell towards
lonely comfort that was left
a father-son reversion
lover’s torn, two hearts bereft
one tragic scene prevailed
upon a normal day of rest
through bleary eyes we watched and
learned of adoration’s test
while sun’s solace distracted
endless winter’s cold outside
for a moment we escaped to find
where true love does reside.
To Anais Chalendard, Eris Nezha and Boyko Dossev, who take artistry to a new level, and transported us all.
Photograph by Kenneth Edwards