McIntyre garners fine reviews for "Manon" at Des Moines Metro Opera!

07.05.2016

 

"But the “B” could also stand for “beautiful.” Director Kristine McIntyre, whose previous work for the company includes a dark and stark reading of “Dead Man Walking,” takes a different tack here, wrapping the stage and its players in all the glamour of Versailles in the early 1700s. Elegant sets (by R. Keith Brumley) and lavish costumes (rented from Australia) conjure up the “boudoir world” of Madame de Pompadour, as McIntyre notes in the program, when society women wielded power in a surprisingly modern way." -DSM Magazine

 

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"If you’re looking for high theatrical glamour and exceptionally fine singing, you can hardly do better than the Des Moines Metro Opera’s brilliant production of Jules Massenet’s "Manon," . . . The chorus, and stage director Kristine McIntyre and scenic designer R. Keith Brumley, took special applause for a couple of striking tableaux vivants at the beginnings of acts." -Des Moines Register

 

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