February 28 – March 1, 2014 | 8pm
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This program of radio operas will feature works that include spoken texts, sound effects and music and draw on the audiences’ imagination to create vivid stage images. Commissioned artists will include Jonathan Mitchell of “The Truth” podcast, Jason Cady and Ann Heppermann, Aaron Siegel, John King, Paul Pinto and Matthew Welch. This program is produced in partnership with WQXR’s online music station Q2 Music which will stream and archive these operas at a later date at q2music.org.
Radio Operas is the second event in Experiments in Opera’s 2013-14 Season and yearlong residency at the Abrons Arts Center. The residency will begins with a Chorus of All Souls (November 2, 2013), a showcase of choral operas, and finishes with the premiere of Brother Brother (May 2-3, 2014), an evening length opera that has been in development with EiO for the past two seasons. 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.