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Note from Wes
Fall 2014

Well, hello NYC! It feels absolutely electric here.

This past summer with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater was a run of performances and camaraderie I will not soon forget. We had some truly special moments in all of our shows, be sure to check out some of the new pictures, clips and reviews from our time there. Yeow!

After some down time and travel that included a visit to the young artists of Seagle Music Colony and vacation in Norfolk, I made the big move here to NYC. Soon after, things got underway with our workshop of The Pillar by Luna Pearl Woolf and David Van Taylor. The response from the crowd was sensational and was followed by an engaging question and answer session. I love the workshop process and it is so vital to what we do. 

This upcoming season has some of my most exciting projects to date with characters from the works of Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams on stages from Fargo to Honolulu. Be sure to read about it in the October issue of Opera News!

The Pillar cast and authors post-performance at the National Opera Center

The Pillar cast and authors post-performance at the National Opera Center

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.)"
 

Behind the Scenes
Les Misérables

Watch as Wes is transformed into The Bishop through the makeup and wig artistry of Antonio Consuegra! 

 

The South Philly Review talked with Wes in advance of his Opera Philadelphia debut. Get the scoop!

Wes as Masetto with Cecelia Hall as Zerlina

Wes as Masetto with Cecelia Hall as Zerlina