In January, the Wally Russell Foundation began sponsoring an internship program at the Los Angeles Opera. Lighting intern Evan M. Ritter was the first beneficiary to receive funding, totaling $3,150, from the foundation.
Ritter worked at the LA Opera from January 1 to May 15. In a position similar to that of a second assistant lighting designer, Ritter assisted productions of The Magic Flute (lit by Richard Pilbrow), Salome (LD Maidie Rosengarden), and Il Trovatore (LD Paul Pyant). He