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  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Merola Public Master Class, San Francisco Opera

    June 30, 2010
    San Francisco Opera Merola Program
    Chuck Hudson Public Master Class
    Herbst Theatre–War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

    In a short amount of time, Hudson so successfully focused each singer’s energy that every single one sang better and

    …June 30, 2010OperaComments Off on Merola Public Master Class, San Francisco Opera
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Opera Showcase: Music Academy of the West

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Music Director: Carrie-Ann Matheson…

    July 18, 2009OperaComments Off on Opera Showcase: Music Academy of the West
  27. Cendrillon: IU Opera Theatre

    Composer: Jules Massenet
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Ronald Zollman

    Inventive staging by Chuck Hudson and a solid performance combined to create a magical evening…Hudson’s staging was highlighted by the magical dream garden created by the fairies and sprites using

    …February 6, 2009OperaComments Off on Cendrillon: IU Opera Theatre
  28. Hansel und Gretel: Opera Cleveland

    Composer: Englebert Humperdinck
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson

    Opera Cleveland serves up a hearty and graceful “Hansel and Gretel”. Chuck Hudson’s fluid staging kept the events moving blissfully along, with fine attention to characterization and atmosphere…the inventive episode

    …October 31, 2008OperaComments Off on Hansel und Gretel: Opera Cleveland
  29. Almost, Maine: Chester Theatre Company

    Author: John Cariani
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson

    A director less skilled and disciplined than Chuck Hudson might have encouraged excessive punching of some lines, even supported an actor’s inclination to go over the top. Not Mr. Hudson. Instead

    …July 16, 2008TheatreComments Off on Almost, Maine: Chester Theatre Company
  30. La Bohème: Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Mark Gibson

    Received a National Opera Association award.

    ‘La Bohème’ plays up drama…Hudson’s quest for meaning goes beyond words “to make the invisible visible.” Mary Ellen Hutton, Cincinnati Enquirer

    …May 15, 2008OperaComments Off on La Bohème: Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  31. Turn of the Screw: Sacramento Opera

    Composer: Benjamin Britten
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Timm Rolek

    Daring ‘Turn of the Screw’ thrills with a fine cast: In the Sacramento Opera’s deeply engaging and highly provocative production of Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw,” sexual awakening

    …February 22, 2008OperaComments Off on Turn of the Screw: Sacramento Opera
  32. Don Pasquale: Connecticut Grand Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    November 17, 2007OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Connecticut Grand Opera
  33. La Bohème: Berkshire Opera

    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Kathy Kelly

    The Berkshire Opera’s first production of Puccini’s little masterpiece about love and friendship in the springtime of life succeeds under Chuck Hudson’s staging for a simple reason: It seems real,

    …August 17, 2007OperaComments Off on La Bohème: Berkshire Opera
  34. La Traviata: SEFOS / Bar Harbor Music Society

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    July 15, 2007OperaComments Off on La Traviata: SEFOS / Bar Harbor Music Society
  35. Le Nozze di Figaro: Cape Town Opera (South Africa)

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Kemal Kahn

    Overall credit must obviously go to a production team, who have worked long and hard to achieve so fluent a production, especially one which moves at this pace. Chuck

    …August 20, 2006OperaComments Off on Le Nozze di Figaro: Cape Town Opera (South Africa)
  36. Le Comte Ory: Wolf Trap Opera

    Composed by Gioacchino Rossini
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Robert Wood

    Imagine Boccaccio channeled by Monty Python and you’ll have some idea of the hilarity of Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory…The splendid 20-member cast revels

    …July 14, 2006OperaComments Off on Le Comte Ory: Wolf Trap Opera
  37. Sing to Love: Florida Grand Opera Resident Artist Showcase

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    May 20, 2006OperaComments Off on Sing to Love: Florida Grand Opera Resident Artist Showcase
  38. Cendrillon: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater

    Composer: Jules Massenet
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Laurent Pillot

    Massenet has always gone down easy…or at least it did…at the second performance of the Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater’s perfectly enjoyable production…Chuck Hudson, the director, stuck clearly to

    …April 26, 2006OperaComments Off on Cendrillon: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
  39. Don Giovanni: Boston University Opera Institute

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: William Lumpkin…

    February 16, 2006OperaComments Off on Don Giovanni: Boston University Opera Institute
  40. Le Donne di Giacomo Puccini: Opera Santa Barbara/Puccini Festival Foundation (Italy)

    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Original Text Adaptation: Chuck Hudson
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Cal Stewart Kellogg

    Presented in collaboration with The Puccini Festival Foundation and the Province of Lucca, Italy.

    The first-rate production featured…a terrifically strong cast of five sopranos

    …October 28, 2005OperaComments Off on Le Donne di Giacomo Puccini: Opera Santa Barbara/Puccini Festival Foundation (Italy)
  41. Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Philip Wharton’s Two Saintes Caught in the Same Act
    Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
    Bizet’s Carmen
    Giannini’s Taming of the Shrew
    Floyd’s Of Mice and Men

    August 14, 2005OperaComments Off on Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera
  42. La Traviata: Caramoor Opera

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Will Crutchfield…

    July 23, 2005OperaComments Off on La Traviata: Caramoor Opera
  43. Make Our Garden Grow: Florida Grand Opera Resident Artist Showcase

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Aided by Chuck Hudson’s lively direction, these opera excerpts granted the artists space to create
    more rounded characterizations than the usual short, isolated arias. Lawrence A. Johnson, Florida Sun-Sentinel

    …May 21, 2005OperaComments Off on Make Our Garden Grow: Florida Grand Opera Resident Artist Showcase
  44. Così fan tutte: AVA Opera Theater

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Cristofer Macatsoris

    After a wonderful AVA directorial debut last season with L’elisir d’amore, Chuck Hudson returns to direct Così. AVA Opera Theater

    Vibrant singing, acting lift Academy of Vocal Arts’ `Cosi

    …November 5, 2004OperaComments Off on Così fan tutte: AVA Opera Theater
  45. Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Mozart’s Idomeneo
    Gounod’s Faust
    Rossini’s Barbiere de Siviglia

    August 15, 2004OperaComments Off on Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera
  46. Don Pasquale: San Francisco Opera Merola Program

    Composed by Gaetano Donizetti
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson

    Everything about the production cohered, from the ingeniously funny staging by director Chuck Hudson to the musical performance, conducted by Dean Williamson and sung with tremendous vivacity by the

    …August 6, 2004OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: San Francisco Opera Merola Program
  47. Resident Artist Showcase II: Florida Grand Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    May 22, 2004OperaComments Off on Resident Artist Showcase II: Florida Grand Opera
  48. Resident Artist Showcase I: Florida Grand Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    May 14, 2004OperaComments Off on Resident Artist Showcase I: Florida Grand Opera
  49. L’elisir d’amore: AVA Opera Theater

    Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Cristofer Macatsoris

    ‘The Elixir of Love’ shines at American Vocal Academy…Stage director Chuck Hudson lets the action unfold in a natural way. He draws honest, unaffected characterizations from his cast (who) transition

    …April 29, 2004OperaComments Off on L’elisir d’amore: AVA Opera Theater
  50. Così fan tutte: Opera Santa Barbara

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Valéry Ryvkin

    Sensitive to musical nuance, Mr. Hudson made some wonderful connections between the score and detailed stage business. Delightful…moments between lovers at the end of the first act that had

    …February 28, 2004OperaComments Off on Così fan tutte: Opera Santa Barbara
  51. Opera Scenes Program: USC Thornton

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson…

    January 30, 2004OperaComments Off on Opera Scenes Program: USC Thornton
  52. Hansel and Gretel: USC Thornton Opera Theatre

    Composer: Englebert Humperdinck
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson…

    November 14, 2003OperaComments Off on Hansel and Gretel: USC Thornton Opera Theatre
  53. Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Scenes Program:
    Puccini’s La Boheme
    Gluck’s Orfeo ed Eurydice
    Delibes’ Lakme
    Handel’s Semele
    Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

    Master Teacher: Arias and Action…

    August 18, 2003OperaComments Off on Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera
  54. Dardanus: Wolf Trap Opera Company

    American Professional Premier

    Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Antony Walker
    Choreographer: Catherine Turocy

    Talk about neglected genius! The Wolf Trap Opera Company ( production of Rameau’s opera “Dardanus”)… compensated for bygone neglect with a sparkling performance, worthy

    …July 18, 2003OperaComments Off on Dardanus: Wolf Trap Opera Company
  55. La Traviata: Minnesota Opera

    Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Will Crutchfield

    Judging from Saturday night’s opening, this “La Traviata” is anything but a perfunctory reading of an operatic chestnut…Chuck Hudson’s direction is refreshingly naturalistic for an opera that could easily slip

    …April 5, 2003OperaComments Off on La Traviata: Minnesota Opera
  56. She Stoops to Conquer: (Off-Broadway) Pearl Theatre

    Author: Oliver Goldsmith
    Production Conceived and Directed by: Chuck Hudson

    Received a Joe A. Callaway Award from the Actors Equity Association.

    Chuck Hudson, the director, keeps his able cast in almost constant motion on the stage, even through the scene

    …September 22, 2002TheatreComments Off on She Stoops to Conquer: (Off-Broadway) Pearl Theatre
  57. Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera

    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson

    Scenes Program:
    Verdi’s MacBeth
    Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman
    Britten’s Rape of Lucretia

    Master Teacher: Arias and Action…

    August 11, 2002OperaComments Off on Apprentice Artist Scenes Program: Santa Fe Opera
  58. Don Pasquale: Wolf Trap Opera Company

    Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson

    That the staging works as well as it does owes much to the cast of flexible young singers and to director Chuck Hudson’s well-gauged, highly detailed approach to physical comedy…And

    …June 21, 2002OperaComments Off on Don Pasquale: Wolf Trap Opera Company
  59. Der Wildschütz: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre

    After a play by August von Kotzebue

    Composer : Albert Lortzing
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Steven Osgood…

    April 24, 2002OperaComments Off on Der Wildschütz: Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre
  60. Carmen: Washington East Opera

    Composer: Georges Bizet
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson…

    January 9, 2002OperaComments Off on Carmen: Washington East Opera
  61. The Tempest: Fox Valley Shakespeare Festival

    Author: William Shakespeare
    Production Concept and Stage Direction: Chuck Hudson

    The Tempest is a feast for the ears… a good production of Shakespeare can often be more enlightening than a thousand footnotes, if the actors and director have taken the

    …July 7, 2001TheatreComments Off on The Tempest: Fox Valley Shakespeare Festival
  62. Transformations: Seattle 2000

    An Entertainment based on the poems of Anne Sexton
    Composer: Conrad Susa
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson…

    March 31, 2000OperaComments Off on Transformations: Seattle 2000
  63. The Marriage of Figaro: Seattle Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson

    Figaro has explosively lively staging by Chuck Hudson…[with] fully believable character[s] whose every gesture worked toward greater expressive depth. Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

    …November 13, 1999OperaComments Off on The Marriage of Figaro: Seattle Opera
  64. The Tempest: The Immediate Theatre

    Author: William Shakespeare
    Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson
    Caliban: Chuck Hudson…

    August 28, 1999TheatreComments Off on The Tempest: The Immediate Theatre
  65. A Round Game: The Immediate Theatre

    A New Adaptation of La Ronde
    Author: Arthur Schnitzler
    Concept and Director: Chuck Hudson

    [A Round Game] is staged in the same hyper-stylized presentational aesthetic that made the company famous…With an extremely talented ensemble of local actors, [Hudson’s] work has…been

    …April 10, 1999TheatreComments Off on A Round Game: The Immediate Theatre
  66. Così fan tutte: Seattle Opera

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson

    The director of Così, Chuck Hudson [approached] the piece rather like the current Metropolitan Opera production, [playing] up its comedy with very few dark overtones. The audience loved it,

    …November 15, 1998OperaComments Off on Così fan tutte: Seattle Opera
  67. George Dandin: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle

    Author: Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin dit Molière
    New Translation: Chuck Hudson and Joann Farías
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson…

    May 10, 1998TheatreComments Off on George Dandin: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle
  68. Andrea Chénier: Seattle Opera

    Composer: Umberto Giordano
    Stage Director: Bernard Uzan
    Movement Director: Chuck Hudson…

    February 1, 1998OperaComments Off on Andrea Chénier: Seattle Opera
  69. Face on the Bar Room Floor: Seattle Opera

    Composer: Henry Mollicone
    Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson…

    November 22, 1997OperaComments Off on Face on the Bar Room Floor: Seattle Opera
  70. Orpheus Sings of Love: Seattle Opera

    An Opera-Theatre Production
    Written by Joann Farías after a story by Chuck Hudson
    Orchestration: Dean Williamson
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson…

    November 21, 1997OperaComments Off on Orpheus Sings of Love: Seattle Opera
  71. La Casa Verdi: Seattle Opera

    An Opera-Theatre Production
    Written by Joann Farías after a story by Chuck Hudson
    Orchestration: Dean Williamson
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson
    Conductor: Dean Williamson…

    April 15, 1997OperaComments Off on La Casa Verdi: Seattle Opera
  72. A Greek Odyssey: Youth Theatre Northwest, Seattle

    Production Conceived, Created, Written, and Directed by Chuck Hudson

    …The American theatre abounds in skillful movement teachers, fight choreographers, specialists in mime and modern dance and classical commedia, as it does in stage directors full of novel interpretive ideas. But

    …February 15, 1997TheatreComments Off on A Greek Odyssey: Youth Theatre Northwest, Seattle
  73. Blood Orange: The Immediate Theatre

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    December 10, 1996TheatreComments Off on Blood Orange: The Immediate Theatre
  74. 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
  75. The Killing Game: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    June 10, 1996TheatreComments Off on The Killing Game: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle
  76. The Taming of the Shrew: Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Seattle

    Author: William Shakespeare
    Petruchio: Chuck Hudson

    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 he also injects moments of regretful

    …November 15, 1995TheatreComments Off on The Taming of the Shrew: Seattle Shakespeare Festival, Seattle
  77. The Fifth of July: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    October 7, 1995TheatreComments Off on The Fifth of July: Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle
  78. Split: Abroad, Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    April 4, 1995TheatreComments Off on Split: Abroad, Cornish College of the Arts Drama Dept, Seattle
  79. Woyzeck: The Immediate Theatre, Seattle

    Received a Seattle Times Award for Best Production of the Year.

    Author: Georg Büchner
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson

    With extreme stylization of movement and a presentational aesthetic that is crisp and refreshingly powerful, this production lives in the

    …October 10, 1994TheatreComments Off on Woyzeck: The Immediate Theatre, Seattle
  80. The Metamorphosis: The Immediate Theatre, Seattle

    Based on the short story by Franz Kafka
    Direction: Benji Bittle and Chuck Hudson

    You must see The Metamorphosis, presented by The Immediate Theatre. [It] is about as touching as theater gets…Never have I seen a play so fully bring

    …November 11, 1993TheatreComments Off on The Metamorphosis: The Immediate Theatre, Seattle
  81. The Jungle Book: Children’s Theatre Festival, Houston

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    July 15, 1993TheatreComments Off on The Jungle Book: Children’s Theatre Festival, Houston
  82. Beidermann and the Fire Bugs: University of Houston School of Theatre, Houston

    Author: Max Reinhardt
    Directors: Chuck Hudson and Carolyn Boone…

    May 15, 1993TheatreComments Off on Beidermann and the Fire Bugs: University of Houston School of Theatre, Houston
  83. The Corporeal Intelligence: Festivals Mime Company, Houston

    Director: Chuck Hudson…

    April 23, 1993TheatreComments Off on The Corporeal Intelligence: Festivals Mime Company, Houston
  84. Yushi and the Thunder Dragon: Children’s Theatre Festival, Houston

    Author: Chuck Hudson
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson

    Yushi is a wonderfully enchanting script brought to life through the use of Bunraku-like puppets and the beauty of the Japanese sets, costumes and music. There is endless creative opportunity… M.

    …August 10, 1992TheatreComments Off on Yushi and the Thunder Dragon: Children’s Theatre Festival, Houston
  85. Seneca’s Oedipus: The Urban Theatre/Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston

    Adaptation: Ted Hughes
    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson and James Gale

    An Urban Theatre-Festivals Mime Company and Houston Shakespeare Festival co-production.…

    November 11, 1991TheatreComments Off on Seneca’s Oedipus: The Urban Theatre/Houston Shakespeare Festival, Houston
  86. Arlecchino and His Master’s Daughter: The Paris Mime Studio

    An original Italian Commedia dell’Arte production

    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson
    Arlecchino: Chuck Hudson…

    July 1, 1990TheatreComments Off on Arlecchino and His Master’s Daughter: The Paris Mime Studio
  87. The Elixir of Love: L’Opéra de Lyon

    Composer: Gaetano Donezetti
    Director of Choral Movement: Chuck Hudson
    Corporeal Actor (Various Roles)…

    November 20, 1989OperaComments Off on The Elixir of Love: L’Opéra de Lyon
  88. Cupid and Psyche: The Paris Mime Studio

    Inspired by Canova’s statues in the Louvre Museum, and created under the supervision of Marcel Marceau and Maximilien Decroux

    Production Concept and Direction: Chuck Hudson and Elena Sera
    Cupid: Chuck Hudson…

    June 5, 1988TheatreComments Off on Cupid and Psyche: The Paris Mime Studio
  89. Paganini: Film by Klaus Kinski

    A Film Starring and Directed by Klaus Kinski

    Featuring Marcel Marceau…

    May 15, 1988TheatreComments Off on Paganini: Film by Klaus Kinski
  90. Carnavale at Les Folies Bérgères: Les Folies Bérgères, Paris

    Acrobatic Danse Compagnie-Dany et Franc…

    May 5, 1988TheatreComments Off on Carnavale at Les Folies Bérgères: Les Folies Bérgères, Paris