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Posted18 May 2016

Opera in the Making

By Opera Philadelphia

Double Exposure, our annual opera-in-the-making event, is a wonderful exercise for both the composers whose works are featured and the creative teams who stage these scenes in drastically different and exciting ways. But our talented cast of opera starlets aren't only artists of the stage. Two of our cast members, mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey and bass-baritone Andrew Bogard, have another creative passion: photography.

Working on opposing creative teams with directors R. B. Schlather and Daniel Ellis, Samantha and Andrew jumped behind the lens to capture their friends' and colleagues' Double Exposure experiences. The results speak for themselves.

 

Composer David Hertzberg and conductor Robert Kahn confer before rehearsals. Credit: Samantha Hankey
Roy Hage (Horus) and Heather Phillips (Luna/The Girl) in "The Rose Elf." Credit: Samantha Hankey
Roy Hage as Horus in "The Rose Elf" by David Hertzberg. Credit: Samantha Hankey
Credit: Samantha Hankey
Johnathan McCullough in David T. Little's "Dog Days." Credit: Samantha Hankey
Kyle Bielfield as Horus in "The Rose Elf." Credit: Andrew Bogard
Samantha Hankey (The Elf) and Ashley Milanese (Luna/The Girl) in "The Rose Elf." Credit: Andrew Bogard
Samantha Hankey as The Elf in "The Rose Elf." Credit: Andrew Bogard
Samantha Hankey, Kyle Bielfield, Ashley Milanese and Thomas Shivone in "The Rose Elf." Credit: Andrew Bogard
The cast of R. B. Schlather's production of "The Rose Elf." Credit: Andrew Bogard
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