Opera performances inspired by historic legends
Experiments in Opera - www.ExperimentsInOpera.com - announces their upcoming performances of six Radio Operas – short 10-15 minute long world premiere works that draw themes and inspirations ranging from a Samuel Beckett story, a skateboarding legend, founding father Thomas Paine, and stamp collecting, to a Martian colony, and more. This production, the second in Experiments in Opera’s 2013-14 Season at Abrons Arts Center, explores the questions: What does opera gain when it is presented without visuals? And, how do the different media of opera and radio play combine?
Radio Operas will be held on Friday February 28 and Saturday March 1, 8pm at in the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York. All six works will be performed on each night. For tickets ($20 general, $15 student), patrons should call Theatermania at 212-352-3101 or visit www.AbronsArtsCenter.org. In subsequent weeks to these performances, Radio Operas will be featured online through a unique partnership with Q2 Music, WQXR's online music station devoted to 20th and 21st century classical music.
Additionally, in partnership with www.CultureBot.org, composers and collaborators featured on Radio Operas will take part in a free public discussion - Opera in Dialogue #2 on Saturday March 1, 5:00 PM, at the Underground Theater, Abrons Arts Center - exploring the ideas behind this innovative program.