Showing posts from February, 2017

Artist Night at Falstaff: Julie Hampton

For Falstaff rehearsals we once again invited a group of painters, sketchers, and comic book artists to live sketch the action on stage. You can find many of them o n our Facebook page . Julie Hampton was one of the artists that joined us. Julie is an architect, author and illustrator. Most of her illustration work has been developed for the children’s picture book world, so plenty of animals, children, and fantasy creatures. And robots!   She loves to draw pattern and detail. Her work is created in graphite pencil, Prismacolor, and marker. She is also experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash Animation and other digital media. You can see more of her work at her website:

10 Questions with Ellie Dehn

Photo by Victoria Janishvili Soprano Ellie Dehn was last with us in 2015 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and was a favorite in town as Mimi in La Boheme back in 2010. Ellie easily avoids the diva stereotype in rehearsals and has already been a joy to be around this week. Did I mention she sounds incredible to boot? You'll get to hear her sing the role of Alice Ford in a few weeks (Falstaff opens on February 18th, 2017) but here are ten questions she answered for us where she speaks about her love of teaching, Bryn Terfel, and Sufjan Stevens. 1. What was your last gig before coming to San Diego? I was just in Napoli singing Musetta in La Boheme. The theater was stunningly beautiful, and it’s always fun to perform Puccini to an audience that knows every word of the score 2. Can you tell us a little about your role in Falstaff? This is my first Alice Ford. Falstaff is based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. It’s a very int