Opera

Well, welcome to the Opera section of the site, also known as "Opera Toon Moments."  Don't puns hurt?  Anyway, below is a random assortment of opera-themed drawings as well as a handful of reviews of some of the strangest operas I've ever seen.   This section is updated as I am exposed to anything more cultured than myself.  I hope you enjoy what you find here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opera Review:

Chief Joseph.

 

Opera Review: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Paintings:

Don Giovanni, Turandot, Faust, Elektra

Falstaff, Otello, "historically accurate" Otello, La Boheme

Carmen, Cosi fan tutte, Rigoletto, Tales of Hoffman

Diva of the Dead 2007

Months ago, I got commissioned by a singer with the North Carolina Opera to do some art for their school's production of Orpheus in the Underworld.  The catch was that they wanted to see the cast as old-school Hollywood actors/actresses...so I did my best.  Some of them are obvious (if you know who Jack Benny and the like are) and others...well....not so much.  Still, painting an infernal Chinese Theater just seemed right.  By the way, composer Offenbach DOES look like Nosferatu.  The old photos show an eerie resemblance. 

Illustrations for "The Student Singer's Start Kit" by Cindy Sadler (click HERE if you're interested):

Diva of the Dead 2005

The Mikado (acrylic), Tales of Hoffmann, Faust

Pagliacci, Ariadne auf Naxos, The Flying Dutchman

Madama Butterfly (cartoony), Madama Butterfly (depressed), The Mikado (cartoony)

Tosca, Aida, La Traviata

Carmen, Falstaff, The Masked Ball

Don Giovanni Halloween Special

Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen: Smoke (watercolor)

 The Rake's Progress (watercolor), The Valkyrie (acrylic), Diva of the DEAD

 Turandot, Rigoletto, Marriage of Figaro

The Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor  (my favorite), La Boheme

Hansel und Gretel, Elektra, Die Fledermaus

Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, La Boheme: Consumption is very Sexy