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Staff Spotlight: John Cook

Posted by Media Intern in Sets, Staff Spotlight

  John Wayne Cook is the scenic artist for Utah Opera. He is a man who loves his work, stating that “It is a blessing to do what I love.” His job is to paint the sets for Utah Opera productions as well as several regional companies across the…

The Music of Aida

Posted by Utah Opera in Aida, Online Learning, Productions

Verdi’s orchestra is a fairly typical one of the time:  3 Flutes (one doubling Piccolo); 2 oboes; 1 English Horn;  2 clarinets;  1 Bass Clarinet;  2 Bassoons;  4 horns;  2 trumpets;  3 trombones;  bass trombone;  timpani;  triangle;  bass drum;  cymbals;  tam-tam;  harp and strings.   On-stage…