KLRU, Austin Lyric Opera collaborate for In Context special

KLRU is partnering with the Austin Lyric Opera for a special presentation of Rossini’s Cinderella to be taped for KLRU’s In Context program.

“We’re thrilled to have this partnership with KLRU,” said ALO General Director Kevin Patterson. “Opera is such a rich spectacle and to have it captured by someone as talented as Dutch Rall will make it a visual feast for an audience who may have never experienced the art form.”

Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella will be presented at The Long Center for the Performing Arts November 8, 12, 14 & 16, 2008. KLRU will tape the November 12th performance of the production. The show will air on In Context on PBS in early 2009. Tickets are currently on sale for Cinderella starting at $20 and can be purchased by calling (512) 472-5992 or online at www.AustinLyricOpera.org

In Context recently won two Lone Star Emmy Awards. The show is produced by Dutch Rall, 3-time Emmy-winning producer, director, cinematographer and editor for America’s Public Broadcasting System (PBS). He has traveled the world as a soundman for bands and musicals, lectured for the National Press Photographers Association and was the winner of the World’s Smallest Film Festival, the very first competition for video on mobile devices. His commercial work includes shooting for AT&T’s Olympic campaign. Dutch is also working as the director of photography for a documentary about architect Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio and producing performance films for various dance companies He was awarded the 2008 Austin Critics Table Award for best video design. His first independent feature film, The Incurable, is in the final stages of post production.

“Being allowed the opportunity to showcase the amazing work of ALO is an immense honor for us,” said Dutch Rall. “A collaborative and continuing effort between KLRU and ALO is something that I hope will benefit and enrich the entire community. Full-length, HD, locally-produced operas will be something Austin can be proud of.”