March 4, 2020 at 7 PM – Everything for Dawn (Part One)
March 5, 2020 at 7 PM – Everything for Dawn (Part One)
March 7, 2020 at 7 PM – Contemporaneous Salon
The Flea Theater
20 Thomas St
Experiments in Opera presents Off The Ground 2020 at The Flea Theater from March 4 – 7, 2020 as a way to provide audiences with an early glimpse of new works in development at a very low cost.
Performances on March 4 and 5 at 7 PM will feature a first look at the new opera Everything for Dawn, which is the product of the ongoing work in the Experiments in Opera Writers’ Room. Everything for Dawn is a 10-episode serial opera that explores the world of outsider art through a sympathetic portrait of a Vietnam Veteran who embraces art therapy as a way to heal his trauma. Everything for Dawn, when complete, will feature work by ten composers each of whom will write an episode of this ambitious three-part work. Off The Ground 2020 will feature two workshop performances of Everything for Dawn (Part One) including episodes with librettos by Lauren D’Errico, Jerome Parker and Jason Cady and music by Pauline Harris Kim, Phil Kline and Jason Cady.
In addition, Experiments in Opera is thrilled to continue a partnership with Contemporaneous, who will host one of their seasonal Salons for new work on Saturday March 7, 2020. Visit contemporaneous.org for more information about how to get involved.
EVERYTHING FOR DAWN (PART ONE) ARTISTS
Britt Hewitt, Soprano
Danielle Buonaiuto, Soprano
Eliza Bonet, Mezzo-Soprano
Sishel Claverie, Mezzo-Soprano
Stan Lacy, Baritone
–Karl Larson, Piano
–Pat Swoboda, Double Bass
–Matt Evans, Percussion
Anna Heflin, Viola
Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Violin