Laura Lee Everett joins us for a look at the IDEA Opera Grants for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and/or Native American ) creators supported by the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation. We listen to selections from “Hu Tong”, Kui Dong Composer, Monika Datta Librettist; and “The Veil”, Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei, Composer (دانیال رضا سبزقبایی), Yashar Saghai and Mina Salehpour, Co-Librettist.
We also question how white opera is, the influence of Flamenco on opera, the Prototype Festival and more.
“California Shoreline” for soprano, string quartet and prepared piano
Music and text: Kui Dong, Juliet Petrus, soprano; Koehne Quartet：Joanna Lewis, violin; Anne Harvey-Nagl, violin; Lena Fankhauser, viola; Mara Achleitner, cello; Deirdre Brenner, piano; Raphael Schlüsselberg, conductor; Martin Klebahn, Sound Engineer
Scene From “The Veil”
Emma Nicholson, voice | Ledah Finck, viola
Khaham keh bar zolfat (2016)
Performed by Jonathan Blalock (tenor) and Amy Sze (piano) at the 2017 Intimacy of Creativity festival,from Four Glimpses of Desire (for high voice and piano)