Watch: Inside Look at “In Character: Opera Portraiture”
In Character: Opera Portraiture, available from Amadeus Press 11/04/14, memorably captures operatic performers away from the audience but fully inhabiting their roles. It showcases the work of John F. Martin, who for years set up a portable studio in the basement of the San Francisco Opera and photographed the players – in costume and full makeup – right before or after they took the stage.
Their roles run the gamut of opera personalities: heroes and heroines, villains and outcasts, royalty and common folk, Biblical figures and creatures of myth. Facing Martin’s camera, each artist projects the essence of his or her character, however great or small the part. A collection unlike any other, In Character will have broad appeal-to opera and theater buffs, costume and fashion aficionados, and anyone who appreciates fine art photography.
Posted on May 9, 2014, in Classical & Opera and tagged Amadeus Press, art, classical music, In character, John F. Martin, opera, photography, san francisco opera house. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.