OperaFix January 8, 2018

Get Your Opera Fix first opera fix for 2018!

The Prototype Festival Starts this week with 4 world Premiers and a free concert at a skating rink, Jerry springer the Opera Comes to Broadway and a new opera about Harriet Tubman – Harriet’s Spirit.

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  • Prototype Festival January 8 – 24
    • Opening Tuesday Jan 9, Acquanetta
      • World Premier
      • By bang on a can co-founder, Composer Michael Gordon and Librettist Deborah Artman
    • Opening Wednesday Jan 10, The Echo Drift
      • World Premier
      • Mikael Karlsson
      • Mix of electronics, live chamber ensemble and features animated visuals
    • Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens
      • Thursday January 11 at 1:40pm, Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
      • Sunday January 14 at 2:30pm, Denny Ferrell Riverbank State Park Skating Complex (679 Riverside Drive, New York)
      • Skaters are encouraged to be on the Rink during the performance.
    • Opening Thursday January 11, Black Inscription
      • World Premier
      • multimedia contemporary song cycle
      • rock, classical, and pop music
    • Opening January 12, Fellow Travelers
      • Composer Gregory Spears
      • Librettist Greg Pierce
    • Opening Monday Jan 15, IYOV
      • An extraordinary Ukrainian opera named for the Hebrew word for Job, IYOV
  • Jerry Springer – The Opera
    • Broadway production from The New Group
    • January 23 – March 11, 2018
  • Another opera about Harriet Tubman – Harriet’s Spirit
    • Opera Parallèle
    • With music by jazz composer and bassist Marcus Shelby, libretto by Roma Olvera
    • Jan. 18 & 20 at the Buriel Clay Theater in the African American Art & Culture Complex San Francisco

Credits: Peter Szep reporter/producer/editor

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