Stage Director

Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor – Opera Company of North Carolina (2008) – Classical Voice of North Carolina

The excellent production of this great work allowed all its tragic circumstances and beauty to reach every member of the audience, from neophyte to seasoned opera lover. The excellent work of James Marvel was evident throughout the performance. I especially note Marvel’s careful touch in staging the encounters of the unfortunate lovers, especially the exchange of glances that suggest the deep feelings they share, and also the superb handling of the deranged Lucia’s movements and gestures in the mad scene and made clear his total understanding of the complexities of opera performance.

– Martha Fawbush, Classical Voice of North Carolina, January 19, 2008

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