As Halloween approached at the COC, our admin offices at 227 Front St. E. were decorated in an appropriately spooky way. Given the high death counts of some opera plots (Aida sees the deaths of three of its main characters; Death in Venice, well, has "death" right in the title) a makeshift cemetery seemed like the perfect decoration.
The leftmost tombstone features a hand arising from the grave . . . holding a conductor's baton. Carmen's tombstone is festooned with colorful flowers. In the middle, von Aschenbach's trip to Venice is commemorated. The two leftmost feature ill-fated Puccini heroines, Cio-Cio-San from Madama Butterfly and Mimì from La Bohème.
Here are some close-ups:
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001