A Masked Ball

Opera Company of Philadelphia • October 23, 26, 29, November 1, 4, 5, 2005 at the Academy of Music

Scenic Design: Boyd Ostroff • Director: Robert B. Driver • Lighting Design: Drew Billiau • Choreographer: Seth Hoff • Costume Design: Richard St. Clair • Hair and Makeup Design: Tom Watson • Conductor: Corrado Rovaris

Sam: Christopher Dickerson • Tom: Tigran Martirossian • Oscar: Sarah Coburn • Riccardo: Marcus Haddock • Renato: Gregg Baker • Judge: Angel Oramas • Ulrica: Barbara Dever • Silvano: James J. Kee • Amelia: Angela Brown




Design Evolution




Final Design Sketches




Production Photos




Backstage Photos




Design and Technical Drawings




ballo_programProduction Staff

Director of Design and Technology: Boyd Ostroff • Production Manager: Gregory S. Prioleau • Props Coordinator: Cindy Felice • Lighting Coordinator: Drew Billiau • Costume Director: Richard St. Clair • Production Stage Manager: Jennifer Hammontree • Asst Stage Managers: Lauren Regester, Hannah Stricklin • Asst Scenic Designer: Hannah Price • Asst Lighting Designer: Shelley Hicklin • Asst Director: Jonathon Loy

Technical Director: John Callahan • Master Electrician: Dennis Moore, Jr • Properties Master: Paul Lodes • Asst Electrician: William Hennessy • Flyman: Timothy Callahan • Substitute Crew Heads: William Ringland, William Barrett

Shop Carpenters: John Callahan, Paul Lodes, Thomas Bowen, Steven Paul, C. Joseph Gregorio

Scenic Artists: Vanessa Fenton, Hannah Price, Meredith Rapkin

Props Artist: Jonathon Uhlman


Scenery Data

  • Built Sep-Oct, 2005 at the Opera Company of Philadelphia Production Center / Frankford Arsenal
  • Scenery construction budget: $173,272 • Actual cost: $155,520
  • Load-in crew: 14 • Run Crew: 10 (carpenters, flymen and props only) • 8 hours required for load-in • 1 truck required for shipping
  • Two Christie LX100 “Roadrunner” 10,000 Lumen video projectors were used (one front, one rear)
  • A Catalyst Media server, controlled by the house lighting console via DMX drove the projectors
  • Rental of the projectors, server and support equipment from Scharff-Weisberg was $37,000 for the period October 10 – November 6, 2005
  • This production no longer exists



 A Masked Ball on YouTube (videography by Boyd Ostroff for the Opera Company of Philadelphia)

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