I lead a double-life … not secretly, but surprising!
At daytime I am secretary, in the evening I am on stage at the “Hessische Nationaltheater Wiesbaden”. Since 2003 I am member of the “Young State Musical” („Junges Staatsmusical“) and I had my 21st premiere: 16th October 2014 with „Superhero” (Anthony McCarten & Paul Graham Brownmeine).
Quote from the German “Musicals Magazine“ for “Superhero“:
Felicitas Geipel (…) is immediately awesome in „Superhero“ and shows as always all her facets and proves (…) how thin the line between semi-professional and professional can be. On the one hand you want to see her on big stages in the world, on the other hand you (…) fear that she could loose her passion for the joy of her talent.“ “But I am allowed to play in the “Small House” as well in the “Big House” with bigger roles: “La Cage aux Folles”, “Sweet Charity” and “Evita”!”
Vivian Moore in »Footloose«,
Lucy van Pelt in »You’re a good man, Charlie Brown«,
Joanne Jefferson in »Rent«,
Reno Sweeney in »Anything Goes«,
Sweet Sue in »Sugar – Some like it hot« Dionne in »Hair«.
Madame Dindon in »La Cage aux Folles«,
Little Sister »Evita«by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
People often ask me, why I didn’t tried to get to the professional level. I try to differ between “talent” and “passion” – and I decided for myself that I couldn’t coupe with the possibility to crash in the business with my passion, not to make it. But I can’t imagine a “normal” life without the breathe of a stage – I need it like my lungs needs the air to breathe!”
In June 2014 Felicitas Geipel wrote me a message, a Singer at the “National Theatre Wiesbaden”.
She liked to get some natural and modern photos for her public relation and Website.
We decided to create a part of the images on the top of a roof on the “National Theatre Wiesbaden”. This supports her professional background and was also an exciting summer adventure with an outstanding Loctation.
It was a hot and late summer afternoon and the sun was already going down at the horizone – Golden Hour time! After we went over external small little secret labyrinthine stairs, we reached the roof – the first watch was this futuristically roof antennae with these old stone Baroque Angel figures behind them. This dramatically view over Wiesbaden with nice clouds I wanted to get on my Camera.
First we started to create a Portrait Set with a Profoto D1 for a light-support. Then we did some natural light Portraits without any stoben to get a variation of styles. The pictures of this Photoshooting were delivered by a ZIP in a Web and Print resolution for the Client. They are used for Press work and her Website and also magazines. Thanks a lot for the great work with you!