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FULL Soul (Signs) Three Short Operas Movie USA 2022

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Information about the Recording
  • Published by: operabox  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: nosubs  
  • Video Recording from: operabox     FULL VIDEO
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE

SOUL(SIGNS): OPERA is a series of short films exploring the intersection of opera and ASL. Created by Up Until Now Collective. Commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Columbus, and Portland Opera.

What Makes a Man a Man
Brandon Kazen-Maddox signs the role of Emile Griffith in this American Sign Language version of the aria “What Makes a Man?” from Terence Blanchard’s opera CHAMPION: AN OPERA IN JAZZ. Also featuring Andrew Morrill and Alberto Medero, and a new audio recording by baritone Markel Reed.

His Name Is Jan
In this American Sign Language reimagining of “His Name is Jan” from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s BREAKING THE WAVES, Monique Holt signs the role of Bess as she confronts a chorus of church elders — signed by Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Andrew Morrill and Zavier Sabio. Featuring a new audio recording by soprano Kiera Duffy and students from the University of Notre Dame.

Papageno & Papagena
In this queer, American Sign Language spin on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, Dickie Hearts signs the role of Papageno and Brandon Kazen-Maddox signs the role of Papagena. Featuring a new audio recording by baritone John Taylor Ward and countertenor Jordan Rutter.

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