Archive for July, 2011

…A chamber opera in three parts.

Finally, the Medusa head will be revealed on opening night!!! 

Medusa opera prop, ceramic, leather, rubber snakes, styrofoam and wood

“In a contemporary telling and healing of the Medusa myth, a frenzied man drives the audience to their deaths, a tormented outcast prepares herself for the hunt, and two weary statues come to life, seeking reconciliation at the edge of a reflecting pool. The politics and place of human relationships are hurled onto the stage for operatic examination in this sizzling ball of raw musical gesture and emotion where Debussy meets David Lynch. Concordia Music/Creative writing grad Sebastian Hutchings and Music/Theatre grad Sarah Albu present their first collaboration. Featuring two singers, six instrumentalists and atmospheric video projections, this work lives at the intersection between chamber music, alternative theatre, tragic opera and performance art.

Conducted by Sebastian Hutchings with stage and artistic direction by Sarah Albu and Sebastian Hutchings. Performed by soprano Sarah Albu, baritone Clayton Kennedy and the Vital Organs Ensemble featuring Ellen Gibling, harp, Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin, Viviana Gosselin, cello, François Gagné, clarinet, Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute, and Lindsay Roberts, oboe. lighting: Ishelle Macz … video: Josh Davidson … scuplture: Lauren Trimble … stage management: Lucia Corak

Running alongside The Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist August 3-6th inclusive at Théâtre Ste-Catherine, 264 Ste-Catherine East with shows at 9pm nightly, following the 7:30 showings of The Mysterious Case…

Tickets $10 at the door, $15 for both shows. For advance tickets, e-mail vitalorgans.opera@gmail.co​m.


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