May 2-3, 2014 | 8pm
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This program will feature a full production of EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel’s evening length opera, Brother Brother directed by Mallory Catlett, with designs by Mimi Lien and performances by Mantra Percussion and Cadillac Moon Ensemble under the musical direction of David Bloom.
Brother Brother, which has been in development with Experiments in Opera for the last two seasons, explores the relationship between Orville and Wilbur Wright following their first flights in 1903. This fascinating story of business, family and legal fights is layered over a secondary story of contemporary brotherhood and the complexities of growing up with an unusual idea of brotherly intimacy.
Brother Brother ends Experiments in Opera’s 2013-14 Season and yearlong residency at the Abrons Arts Center. The residency starts with Chorus of All Souls, an evening of opera choruses and continued with Radio Operas (February 28 – March 1, 2014), a showcase of opera shorts for the radio. A $60 subscription is available for discounted ticketing to all three events.
These mainstage programs will be augmented throughout the year by supporting videos, photos and writings that will help to contextualize the works in progress and by three free Opera in Dialogue public programs aimed to build dialogue between the composers, writers, performers, directors and designers working in the hybrid space of experimental opera. Experiments in Opera will partner with online magazine CultureBot.org for these public programs.