"Gifted and fiercely committed" --Joshua Rosenblum
Note from Wes
Greetings from Utah -- it is flat-out gorgeous here in Logan!
We are well in production for Oklahoma! and Les Misérables with the Utah Opera Festival and Musical Theater and this is a festival not to be missed. The talent of this group is exceptional with the Student Prince and Vanessa gearing up to be knockouts as well.
I have to mention just how much fun we had at Opera Philadelphia with our Don Giovanni this past spring. Every now and then you end up in a cast where every single person knows each other and rehearsals are magic from day one -- this was one of those times. Be sure to check out some of the new photos and press from that production.
Next season is starting to shape up nicely including my first Hamlet, a new workshop and a trip to Hawaii. Also, I’ll be saying a bittersweet goodbye to Philadelphia as life has called for me to set up shop in NYC. On that note, enjoy the clip of my sports stadium debut singing O Canada for a recent Phillies vs. Bluejays game!
Phillies vs. Blue Jays
On May 5th, Wes thrilled the crowd at Citizen's Bank Park with his rendition of "O Canada".
The South Philly Review talked with Wes in advance of his Opera Philadelphia debut. Get the scoop!
Before Night Falls
continues to intrigue
Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution, published in April, includes this comment by author Jorge Olivares:
"I suspect that Arenas...would have have been delighted with the casting of Wes Mason, who embodied him on stage with charisma, confidence, and vigor. (I can hear the irreverent Arenas making libidinous remarks about the hunky baritone.)"