Chuck Hudson

Creating the Arc of Character in Opera
Master Class Series

The Arc of Character clearly establishes how your character is different at the end of the opera compared with the beginning. It maps the inner growth and the changes the character undergoes during the external action and becomes part of the “Internal Plot”. This series will draw on examples in Opera, rather than the usual …

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Master Class Series
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Carmen

Review Quotations Very impressive to me was the difficulty of the physical actions required while singing sometimes complex vocals, whether dancing, sitting or lying down.…stage director Chuck Hudson seems to have accomplished quite a feat with such an expansive work and the performances by each of the lead actors seemed to be as good as …

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William Tell

Review Quotations In presenting this difficult and massive opera, Wichita Grand Opera did itself proud… I think that this will probably be the only time in my life that I will get to see a traditional William Tell, performed as the libretto demands, given the narcissistic willfulness of so many contemporary directors… And you know …

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Review Quotations Winner of the 2012-2013 Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Opera Production Strong voices, excellent acting…fabulously entertaining: In Austin Lyric Opera’s “Figaro,”…the pleasures are many: Sexual innuendo, bedroom stowaways and intricate schemes gave the audience belly-laughs…its characters actually come across as flesh and blood people instead of “types.”… the principals bring a charisma …

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Taming of the Shrew (Opera)
Der Wilderspenstigen Zahmung

Video Excerpt https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/56097163 Review Quotations Taming of the Shrew – 4 Stars out of 5: WAAPA’s presentation of The Taming of the Shrew brings several layers of highly-skilled entertainment to the Geoff Gibbs Theatre, in the Australian premiere of Herman Goetz’s opera…Chuck Hudson has worked with some fine young talent to bring out their best, …

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Rigoletto

Review Quotations Spontaneous applause…That’s what happened repeatedly Friday at Spa Little Theater, when Opera Saratoga opened its 51st season with one of the world’s favorite operas: Guiseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”… In Hudson’s production, spandex skirts and bad suits and ankle boots announced a contemporary setting… with neon lights spelling out the tawdry surroundings where Rigoletto met …

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The Magic Flute

Review Quotations Strong principals help make TCO’s ‘Flute’ a winner. How can you lose with Mozart? You can’t. I attended the final dress rehearsal Wednesday evening for Tri-Cities Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and was not disappointed…Stage director Chuck Hudson wisely kept the action flowing, which helped to delineate the scenes while …

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