Here is a selection from the images I took at the dress rehearsal for The Florentine Tragedy & Gianni Schicchi. The challenge with these is balancing getting caught up in the performances – which were wonderful – with the need to capture images. I’ve also been attending earlier rehearsals to get an idea of what’s happening, when and where, but that in itself can be a distraction.
Having said that, I thought the idea of two short performances, one somewhat dark and serious, and the other, light and humorous, worked well, for me and clearly, for the audience.
Dark and light were also significant technical considerations from a shooting perspective here, as well as large and small. The Florentine Tragedy was, for the better part, quite dark, and set in relatively small parts of the set, while Gianni Schicchi occupied a large part of the stage on a more complex set.
These images look better larger, and you can see them that way by clicking on the small icon at the lower right of the screen.