CHORUS OF ALL SOULS

In celebration of the Day of All Souls and the close of Hallowmas in 2013, Experiments in Opera, in partnership with VisionIntoArt, presented a semi-staged production of John Zorn’s The Holy Visions, an exhilarating choral opera based on the writings and work of the medieval mystic and composer, Hildegard von Bingen.  ‘Chorus of All Souls’ also included the premiere of When No One Around You is There by Jessica Pavone which utilizes the chorus as an abstract metaphor for the human predicament and two semi-staged choral operas: Jason Cady’s Nostalgia Kills You, a comedy about a man and his zombie ex-girlfriend and Matthew Welch’s Reanimator Requiem which merges the mass for the dead with H.P. Lovecraft’s cult classic.

When No One Around You Is There by Jessica Pavone

ReAnimator Requiem by Matthew Welch

Nostalgia Kills You by Jason Cady

Interview with Jason Cady

Interview with Matthew Welch

Interview with Jessica Pavone

Chorus of All Souls Promo Trailer

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Experiments in Opera, Producer
VisionIntoArt, Producer
Levy Lorenzo, Sound Designer
Masha Tsimring, Lighting Designer
David Martinez, Lighting Operator
Hannah Shafran, Stage Manager

CAST & ENSEMBLES
Chorus of All Souls Chorus
Amanda Weber, Soprano
Molly Netter, Soprano
Kathleen Allan, Soprano
Rachel Calloway, Alto
Patrick Fennig, Alto
Nick Hallet, Tenor
Max Blum, Tenor
Jeffrey Gavett, Bass
Peter Stewart, Bass

When No One Around You is There
By Jessica Pavone
Amanda Weber, Conductor
Chorus of All Souls Chorus

Nostalgia Kills You
By Jason Cady
Louisa Proske, Director
Will Detlefsen, Assistant Director
Kristen Robinson, Stage Designer
Hannah Wasileski, Projection Designer
Seth Bodie, Costume Designer
Matthew Welch, Conductor
Erin Flannery, Soprano Soloist
Vince B. Vincent, Bass Soloist
Chorus of All Souls Chorus
Emily Manzo, Amplified Harpsichord
Tim Dahl, Bass Guitar
Mike Pride, Drumset

ReAnimator Requiem
By Matthew Welch
Louisa Proske, Director
Will Detlefsen, Assistant Director
Kristen Robinson, Stage Designer
Hannah Wasileski, Projection Designer
Seth Bodie, Costume Designer
Matthew Welch, Conductor
Chorus of All Souls Chorus
Julian Goldhagen, Actor
Nevin Edmundson , Actor
Brendon Randall-Myers, Electric Guitar
Tim Dahl, Bass Guitar
Mike Pride, Drumset

The Holy Visions
Music and Libretto by John Zorn
Produced by VisionIntoArt
Video & Projection Design by S. Katy Tucker
Video & Projection Design commissioned by VisionIntoArt
Mellissa Hughes, Soprano
Sarah Brailey, Soprano
Jane Sheldon, Soprano
Abigail Fischer, Mezzo-soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Contralto

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