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Fri, Jun 28

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HERE Arts Center

Five Ways To Die WORLD PREMIERE

Five Ways to Die is a world premiere opera written and composed by artists in Experiments in Opera’s critically-acclaimed Writers’ Room.

Five Ways To Die WORLD PREMIERE
Five Ways To Die WORLD PREMIERE

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA

About the event

Five Ways to Die is a world premiere opera written and composed by artists in Experiments in Opera’s critically-acclaimed Writers’ Room, a regularly-occurring program for composers and librettists that Experiments in Opera began in 2019. The Writers’ Room challenges the precedent of single authorship and embraces a model where multiple composers and librettists create a large-scale work that embodies the spirit of an inclusive and collaborative community. Prior Writers’ Room works include Sisyphus (2017), Aqua Net & Funyuns (2020) and Everything For Dawn (2022). Five Ways will feature a chamber ensemble of five musicians, a cast of six singers and maximalist aesthetics to investigate superpowers, secrets, getting lost in the miasma of the past, and of course, death.

Family Heirloom Libretto Melisa Tien Composition Anthony Gatto Water Prayer Libretto Marcella Murray Composition Seong Ae Kim   

 Valhalla Valley Mall Libretto & Composition Jason Cady  MISCHIEF (or RATHATTAN) Libretto Britt Hewitt Composition Jesse GelaznikSerials Killers and The City Libretto Joanie Brittingham Composition Del’Shawn Taylor

Vocals: Melisa Bonetti Luna Seth Gilman Lisa Neher Abigail Raiford Alize Rozsnyai Kannan VasudevanMusicians: Clarinet/bass clarinet: Christa VanAlstine Electric guitar: James Moore Acoustic/Electric bass: Tristan Kastin-Krause Vibraphone/Percussion: Joe Bergen Drumset: Robbie Bowen

Production: Music Direction: Dmitry Glivinskiy Stage Direction: Shannon Sindelar Set Design: Caitlin Ayer

Tickets and more information: https://experimentsinopera.com/portfolio-item/five-ways/

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