Braxton Peters has been Annapolis Opera’s Stage Director for over twenty-five years, and we’re so excited to have him direct Faust! We asked Braxton a few questions to help us get to know him a little better, and here are his answers!
What led you to a career in the performing arts?
“I was born that way! My mother was a musician and I began taking piano at age five. I then took up the trombone and singing.”
Tell us about your role in the production of Faust.
“As the Stage Director, I coordinate all aspects of the production: set design, costumes, props, choreography, etc. I am responsible for what the singers do on stage. I know what I would like them to do but sometimes they have ideas that work with my general concept. It is a collaboration but the final decision rests with me.”
Do you have any advice for aspiring performers?
“Know your craft and be professional.”
What do you have coming up after Faust?
“Teaching voice for the rest of the spring semester and directing South Pacific with Annapolis Opera in the fall.”
Why do you love opera?
“Dramatic stories with great music. I love to hear great voices sing beautiful music.”
Other than opera, what are you listening to now?
“Musical theater selections.”
What do you do for fun/what hobby or interest do you enjoy outside of theater?
“Movies, cooking and gardening.”
Thanks for the blog post, Braxton! (And make sure to get your tickets to Faust!)