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FULL Undiscovered Country – 3 short operas New York 2021

Video Recording from: https://player.vimeo.com/video/652527036?h=465d4cd6b8     FULL VIDEO
Information on the Performance
Information about the Recording
  • Published by: American Opera Project  
  • Date Published: 2021  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs  
  • Video Recording from: https://player.vimeo.com/video/652527036?h=465d4cd6b8     FULL VIDEO
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE

SHADOW ON THE WALL

MUSIC BY ZONIA TSANG
LIBRETTO BY ALEX HIGGIN-HOUSER
DESIGN BY NEW PHASE COLLECTIVE

Boy— Melissa Harvey
Sister— Nicole Mitchell
Brother— Timothy Stoddard
Jinn— Gideon Dabi

In this shadow puppet opera, a Blackwater mercenary returns to Sparta, TN to live with his sister, having received a presidential pardon for the murders he committed in Iraq. When he moves in, his sister’s loyalty is tested when a shadowy presence demands justice.

THE DRAGON TRANSFER

MUSIC BY GAVIN KNITTLE
LIBRETTO BY BRIANA HARRIS
DESIGN BY LAUREN CARMEN, NINA PAN, AND CHRISTOPHER WONG

Svetlana— Kathryn Krasovec
Celeste— Nicole Mitchell
Uri— Gideon Dabi
Jin— Paul An

The Dragon Transfer chronicles the experiences of four astronauts on the International Space Station during the Covid-19 pandemic. A newly arrived American astronaut sends a device to her college age daughter in quarantine, while an escaped spider aboard the ISS causes mayhem among the crew.

ETERNAL REST

MUSIC BY WILLEM OOSTHUYSEN
LIBRETTO BY TRISTEN MOSELEY
DESIGN BY KAREN BOYER AND ANT MA
DIRECTION BY I-CHEN WANG

Mortem— Melissa Harvey
Vainglory— Kathryn Krasovec
Fortuno— Timothy Stoddard
Fauvel— Paul An

Drawing on text and music from the Middle Ages, this show sees a horse-headed priest lead a Catholic Requiem, while those in the pews must reconcile a world situated between continual crisis and the cusp of renaissance.

Artists include:
Melissa Harvey / soprano
Kathryn Krasovec / mezzo-soprano
Nicole Mitchell / contralto
Gideon Dabi / baritone
Timothy Stoddard / tenor
Paul An / bass
Miriam Charney / music direction & piano

Designers include:
Ant Ma
Karen Boyer
Lauren Carmen
New Phase Collective
Nina Pan
Christopher Wong

Composers include:
Gavin Knittle
Willem Oosthuysen
Zonia Tsang

Librettists include:
Briana Harris
Alex Higgin-Houser
Tristen Moseley

Direction by I-Chen Wang
Audio engineering by Enzo Veiga
Filmed on location in South Oxford Space, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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