Posts by: Chuck Hudson

  1. Pulcinella/I Pagliacci: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

    Production Conceived and Directed by: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Christian Capocaccia


    Composers: Igor Stravinsky / Ruggero Leoncavallo …

    July 10, 2021OperaComments Off on Pulcinella/I Pagliacci: Pittsburgh Festival Opera
  2. La Bohème: Florentine Opera

    Composer: Giocomo Puccini

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Domenico Boyajian

    A Bronzeville Bohème: Set in Post War 1940’s in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood of Milwaukee with an entirely African American Cast.


    See more information about my Socially Responsible production …

    May 7, 2021OperaComments Off on La Bohème: Florentine Opera
  3. Il Trovatore: Opera Tampa

    Composed by Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Robin Stamper


    Staging with Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols…

    March 12, 2021OperaComments Off on Il Trovatore: Opera Tampa
  4. Don Pasquale: Michigan Opera Theater (Canceled-Covid-19)

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Giuliano Carella

    Due to public health concerns and developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), this production was canceled.


    See Photos and Videos from the 2019 Pittsburgh Opera Production.

    See Photos of the …

    October 29, 2020OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Michigan Opera Theater (Canceled-Covid-19)
  5. Antipodes Tour 2020: Australia (Canceled-Covid-19)

    The Melba Opera Trust: Melbourne, Australia
    Canceled due to travel restrictions and public health concerns with the Covid-19 Pandemic


    “Helping singers to stand out from the hundreds of others during auditions is one of the primary goals for Chuck during

    August 15, 2020OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2020: Australia (Canceled-Covid-19)
  6. Pulcinella/I Pagliacci: Pittsburgh Festival Opera (Postponed-Covid 19)

    Production Conceived and Directed by: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Christian Capocaccia

    Composers: Igor Stravinsky / Ruggero Leoncavallo


    Due to public health concerns and developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), this production has been postponed to summer 2021.

    July 11, 2020OperaComments Off on Pulcinella/I Pagliacci: Pittsburgh Festival Opera (Postponed-Covid 19)
  7. Ariadne auf Naxos: Arizona Opera (Canceled-Covid-19)

    Composer: Richard Strauss

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Steven White

    Due to public health concerns and developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), this production was canceled.

    ARIZONA OPERA TO CANCEL ITS APRIL PRODUCTION OF ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

    THE DECISION WAS MADE …

    April 3, 2020OperaComments Off on Ariadne auf Naxos: Arizona Opera (Canceled-Covid-19)
  8. Don Pasquale: Pittsburgh Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Gary Wedow

    A Trip to Old Hollywood (And Some Great Voices) in Don Pasquale
    Pittsburgh Opera’s new production of Don Pasquale [goes] beyond opera-lovers-only territory and turns it into something that

    …April 26, 2019OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Pittsburgh Opera
  9. Aida: Opera Naples

    Composed by Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Ramòn Tebar

    Hudson’s dramatic values were clean and amazingly physical. Amneris is not afraid to slap people around, and Aida’s reminiscence of her homeland’s beauty is surprisingly sensual…We would not underestimate

    …December 19, 2018OperaComments Off on Aida: Opera Naples
  10. Pagliacci: San Jose Opera

    Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Conductor: Christian Reif

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Top 5 Operas To See This Weekend – North America (11/30-12/2): San Jose Opera’s PAGILACCI. -Opera Wire

    Leoncavallo Meets Hitchcock: Stage director Chuck Hudson and a strongly theatrical cast have

    …November 18, 2018OperaComments Off on Pagliacci: San Jose Opera
  11. Antipodes Tour 2018: Australia
    • 7th Season in Australia

    Melba Opera Trust: Sydney
    at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)

    • Acting and Movement Techniques for Singers
    • Arias and Action: Audition Coaching

    Pacific Opera: Sydney

    • Acting and Movement Techniques for Singers
    • Arias and Action: Audition
    …August 13, 2018OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2018: Australia
  12. Don Pasquale: Fort Worth Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Joe Illick

    TheaterJones TOP 10 of 2018! Fort Worth Opera’s 1950s Hollywood-inspired production of ‘Don Pasquale’ was one of Gregory Sullivan Isaacs favorite music and opera events of the year. Congrats

    …April 28, 2018OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Fort Worth Opera
  13. L’Enfant / La Voix Humaine: UMKC Conservatory of Music

    L’Enfant et les Sortilèges
    * Composer: Maurice Ravel

    La Voix Humaine
    * Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Stage Director: Fenlon Lamb
    Guest Artist / Movement Director: Chuck Hudson

    University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music…

    March 23, 2018OperaComments Off on L’Enfant / La Voix Humaine: UMKC Conservatory of Music
  14. Antipodes Tour 2017: New Zealand

    3rd Season in New Zealand
    Produced by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

    December 2017
    * The Kiri Programme: Auckland, NZ

    Foundation launches second Kiri Programme with optimism: As ARIA went to press the third module was in progress with leading

    …December 4, 2017OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2017: New Zealand
  15. Don Pasquale: Minnesota Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Jonathan Brandani

    Music holds its own in Minnesota Opera’s amazing staging of ‘Don Pasquale’: Have you ever been to an opera and walked out humming the concept?…Donizetti wove enough beauty

    …October 7, 2017OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Minnesota Opera
  16. La Cenerentola: San Francisco Opera Merola Program

    Composer: Gioacchino Rossini

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Mark Morash

    Cenerentola served up with laughs and poignancy
    For a combination of poignant emotion and flat-out comedic brilliance, you can’t do much better than “La Cenerentola”… Thursday’s performance of the opera

    …August 3, 2017OperaComments Off on La Cenerentola: San Francisco Opera Merola Program
  17. Falstaff: Opera Saratoga

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Craig Kier

    Modifying a production concept seen before at Arizona Opera, Chuck Hudson directed an admirably lively, if occasionally frenetic, Tudor-set show with plenty of comic detail… The audience rightly cheered the

    …July 1, 2017OperaComments Off on Falstaff: Opera Saratoga
  18. Don Pasquale: Atlanta Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Joseph Colaneri

    The Atlanta Opera smartly transforms Donizetti’s comedy classic “Don Pasquale”…Although this is Atlanta Opera’s first foray with the vocally challenging bel canto comedy, this production is hardly a

    …March 25, 2017OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Atlanta Opera
  19. La Bohème: Hawaii Opera Theatre

    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Karen Keltner

    Women dominate strong cast in HOT’s superb ‘La Boheme’: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre opened its 2016-17 season with a charming production of Puccini’s “La Boheme” … that is at once personal

    …October 14, 2016OperaComments Off on La Bohème: Hawaii Opera Theatre
  20. Antipodes Tour 2016: Australia & New Zealand

    6th Season in Australia
    Produced by The Melba Opera Trust

    April-May 2016
    * The Melba Opera Trust Mentor Program: Melbourne
    * David Butler Voice Studio: Melbourne
    * Gary May Voice Studio: Melbourne

    Thanks to the support of Joseph Sambrook and

    …April 25, 2016OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2016: Australia & New Zealand
  21. Falstaff: Arizona Opera

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Eric Melear

    TO CLOSE OUT ITS SEASON, Arizona Opera did very well by the serious comic challenge of Verdi’s final masterwork…Chuck Hudson’s imaginative staging—on a splendidly evoked onstage galleried Elizabethan

    …April 1, 2016OperaComments Off on Falstaff: Arizona Opera
  22. Antipodes Tour 2015: Australia

    5th Season in Australia

    • Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust Mentor Program: Melbourne
    • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Victoria University: Melbourne
    • Victorian Opera Young Artist Program: Melbourne
    • David Butler Voice Studio: Melbourne
    • Showcase Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium
    • Opera and Arts Support
    …August 2, 2015OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2015: Australia
  23. Into the Woods: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

    In partnership with the Kahilu Theatre: Waimea, Hawaii

    Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
    Book: James Lapine

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Music Director: Jason Gamer…

    July 26, 2015TheatreComments Off on Into the Woods: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
  24. Don Pasquale: Cincinnati Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Richard Buckley

    Sight gags, silent movies propel Don Pasquale: Cincinnati Opera’s lively new production, set in the golden age of Hollywood, lifted the silliness to a new level, and often had

    …July 9, 2015OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Cincinnati Opera
  25. Ainadamar: Lexington Philharmonic

    Ainadamar–Fountain of Tears
    Composer: Osvaldo Golijov

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Scott Terrell

    Lexington Opera House

    Presented by Saykaly Garbulinska Artist-in-Residence Program with Kentucky Opera Studio Artists, UK Opera Theatre, and additional regional artistic partners and Special Guest Artist Jesus …

    April 17, 2015OperaComments Off on Ainadamar: Lexington Philharmonic
  26. Carmen: Knoxville Opera

    Composer: Georges Bizet

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Brian Salesky

    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

    …February 13, 2015OperaComments Off on Carmen: Knoxville Opera
  27. Antipodes Tour 2014: Australia

    4th Season in Australia

    For the third year in a row, Chuck Hudson received a grant from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund of the American-Australian Association to travel to Australia. This season’s residency at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music was

    August 5, 2014OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2014: Australia
  28. Viardot’s Cendrillon: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

    Composer: Pauline Viardot

    Based on the original fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Music Director: Aurelien Eulert
    Choreographer: Catherine Turocy

    Translation of spoken text by Aurelien Eulert and Chuck Hudson…

    July 19, 2014OperaComments Off on Viardot’s Cendrillon: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
  29. Don Pasquale: Arizona Opera

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Gary Wedow

    Hollywood-themed production is a musical and comic delight: Opera aficionados tired of the old “park and bark” won’t want to miss Arizona Opera’s animated take on “Don Pasquale” set

    …April 12, 2014OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Arizona Opera
  30. William Tell: Wichita Grand Opera

    Composed by: Gioachino Rossini

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Nayden Todorov

    Libretto in French by Étienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis
    After the play “William Tell” by Friedrich Schiller

    In presenting this difficult and massive opera, Wichita Grand Opera did

    …February 22, 2014OperaComments Off on William Tell: Wichita Grand Opera
  31. Albert Herring: Carnegie-Mellon Opera Theater

    Composer: Benjamin Britten

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Brian Garman

    Carnegie-Mellon School of Music-Opera Theatre…

    October 23, 2013OperaComments Off on Albert Herring: Carnegie-Mellon Opera Theater
  32. Antipodes Tour 2013: Australia

    3rd Season in Australia

    For the second year in a row, Chuck Hudson received a grant from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund of the American-Australian Association to travel to Australia to present his Intensive Master Class Series and to Coach

    August 8, 2013OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2013: Australia
  33. Lovers & Dreams: Carnegie-Mellon Opera Theater

    An Opera Showcase Production

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Music Director: Raymond Blackwell

    Carnegie-Mellon School of Music-Opera Theater

    You did with our students what I hoped you would do. You exposed and brought them to an amazing level of characterization and

    …March 22, 2013OperaComments Off on Lovers & Dreams: Carnegie-Mellon Opera Theater
  34. Le Nozze di Figaro: Austin Lyric Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Richard Buckley

    Austin Lyric Opera: Austin, Texas

    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

    …January 31, 2013OperaComments Off on Le Nozze di Figaro: Austin Lyric Opera
  35. The Taming of the Shrew (Opera): Perth, Australia

    Originally called Der Wilderspenstigen Zahmung

    Based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

    Composer: Hermann Goetz

    Text Adaptation: Chuck Hudson
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Conductor: Brett Weymark

    Geoff Gibbs Theatre: Perth, Australia
    Western Australia Acadamy of Performing Arts…

    October 13, 2012OperaComments Off on The Taming of the Shrew (Opera): Perth, Australia
  36. Antipodes Tour 2012: Australia & New Zealand

    2nd Season in Australia and 1st Season in New Zealand

    Chuck Hudson received a grant from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund of the American-Australian Association to travel to Australia to present his Intensive Master Class Series and to Coach Audition

    August 25, 2012OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2012: Australia & New Zealand
  37. Rigoletto: Opera Saratoga

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Jim Caraher

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    Opera Saratoga opens strongly with ‘Rigoletto’: Opera Saratoga opened its season at the Spa Little Theatre with Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” It was a strong production with everything at

    …July 6, 2012OperaComments Off on Rigoletto: Opera Saratoga
  38. The Magic Flute: Tri-Cities Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor:John Mario DiCostanzo

    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

    …April 27, 2012OperaComments Off on The Magic Flute: Tri-Cities Opera
  39. Rigoletto: Sacramento Opera

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Timm Rolek

    Sacramento Opera returns to full-length production with tasteful ‘Rigoletto’. (With) the return of former music director Timm Rolek as conductor and Chuck Hudson directing…this production signals that the company is

    …February 24, 2012OperaComments Off on Rigoletto: Sacramento Opera
  40. The Beaux Strategem: Univ of Wyoming Theatre

    The Beaux Strategem

    Playwright: George Farquhar
    Director: John O’Hagan
    Director of Period Style Movement: Chuck Hudson

    University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance, Laramie…

    January 30, 2012TheatreComments Off on The Beaux Strategem: Univ of Wyoming Theatre
  41. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Griffith Performing Arts Center

    by William Shakespeare

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Schmidbauer Guest Artist 2011

    Turner Theatre at the Griffith Performing Arts Center
    Stephen F. Austin State University
    Nacogdoches, TX

    A joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Theatre and …

    November 14, 2011TheatreComments Off on A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Griffith Performing Arts Center
  42. Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Theatre Row

    A ONE MAN SHOW

    Written and Performed by Paden Fallis

    Directed by Chuck Hudson

    Produced by Rocketship Theatre at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row, NYC

    At times, the story is so fluid and candid that the audience can’t

    …October 25, 2011TheatreComments Off on Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Theatre Row
  43. Montefeltro Festival 2011, Italy

    La Lingua della Lirica
    Artistic Associate and Stage Director

    Regia: Chuck Hudson
    Direzione Musicale: Ubaldo Fabbri, Glenn Morton, e Michael Sheetz

    Un Castello di Voci: Palazzo Viviani-Castello di Montegridolfo
    Voci nel Montefeltro: Magazzino del Sale, Cervia
    800Festival Saludecio-150

    August 4, 2011OperaComments Off on Montefeltro Festival 2011, Italy
  44. Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Water Tower Theatre

    A ONE MAN SHOW
    written and performed by Paden Fallis
    directed by Chuck Hudson

    Produced by Rocketship Theatre at The Water Tower Theatre in Dallas, TX

    With blocking polished to the choreographic and acting attacked like an audition, Paden Fallis

    …March 9, 2011TheatreComments Off on Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Water Tower Theatre
  45. Antipodes Tour 2011: Australia

    Chuck Hudson received a grant from the American Consulate in Perth to travel to Australia to present his Intensive Master Class Series and to Coach Audition Arias in February 2011:

    • Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts: Perth, AUSTRALIA
    • Dame Nellie
    …February 1, 2011OperaComments Off on Antipodes Tour 2011: Australia
  46. Camera Obscura / Lucy: Urban Arias

    Jonathan Sheffer’s Camera Obscura
    Tom Cipullo’s Lucy

    The Gala Opening of ARTISPHERE Performance Space
    Urban Arias, Washington D.C.

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Robert Wood…

    October 10, 2010OperaComments Off on Camera Obscura / Lucy: Urban Arias
  47. Montefeltro Festival 2010, Italy

    La Lingua della Lirica
    Artistic Associate and Stage Director

    Regia: Chuck Hudson
    Direzione Musicale: Ubaldo Fabbri, Glenn Morton, e Michael Sheetz

    Un Castello di Voci: Palazzo Viviani-Castello di Montegridolfo
    Voci nel Montefeltro: Magazzino del Sale, Cervia
    Gran Concerto

    August 3, 2010OperaComments Off on Montefeltro Festival 2010, Italy
  48. Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Rocketship Theatre/ The Tank

    A new ONE MAN SHOW
    written and performed by Paden Fallis
    directed by Chuck Hudson

    Rocketship Theatre and The Tank Space for Performing and Visual Arts, Manhattan

    Director Chuck Hudson has helped Fallis do right by his own writing…the athletic

    …May 8, 2010TheatreComments Off on Dark at the End of the Tunnel: Rocketship Theatre/ The Tank
  49. An O. Henry Christmas: Cape May Stage

    Based on the short stories THE LAST LEAF and THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry

    Adaptation, Music and Lyrics: Peter Ekstrom
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Music Director: Eric Walton…

    December 2, 2009Musical, TheatreComments Off on An O. Henry Christmas: Cape May Stage
  50. As You Like It: New City Theatre

    New City Theatre–Seattle

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Director Chuck Hudson has the visuals under control. He is a fight choreographer as well as director, and he offers two sensational demonstrations of brotherly hate between the valient Orlando and the dasterdly

    …July 16, 1996TheatreComments Off on As You Like It: New City Theatre
  51. The Taming of the Shrew: Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Seattle

    Author: William Shakespeare
    Petruchio: Chuck Hudson

    Revival and Tour of 1995 Production

    Hudson proves surprising: you never know when he’ll spring a back-flip on you. The graceful, pony-tailed actor brings physicality to Petruchio’s machismo with rooster struts and flaps. But

    …July 6, 1996TheatreComments Off on The Taming of the Shrew: Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Seattle
  52. Houston Festivals Company 1982-85

    Chuck Hudson performed as an Actor in several productions with the HOUSTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL and the HOUSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL:

    1984
    Lucianus in Hamlet – Director: Sidney Berger

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    1985
    Company Member / Chorus in Jack and the Beanstalk …

    August 24, 1985TheatreComments Off on Houston Festivals Company 1982-85