FIVE WAYS TO DIE Friday, November 10th, 2024
A PRIZE FOR EVERY PLAYER January 2024
THE LIVES AND DREAMS OF NIKOLA TESLA
(AS ENACTED BY THE HONORABLE SPIRITS OF THE GRAND GOTHAM HOTEL) Monday, April 15th, 2024
CRYSTAL’S CHANNEL Spring 2024
Experiments in Opera presents workshop performances of four different opera projects. All workshop performances are presented FREE, but RSVPs will be required.
Five Ways to Die workshop
November 10, 2023
Harlem School of the Arts
Librettists: Joanie Brittingham, Jason Cady, Britt Hewitt, Marcella Murray, Melisa Tien
Composers: Jason Cady, Anthony Gatto, Jesse Gelaznik, Seong Ae Kim, Del’Shawn Taylor
Music Director: Dmitry Glivinskiy
Director: Shannon Sindelar
Five new works developed in the EiO Writers’ Room will be shared as part of a 2-day workshop with full ensemble and singers. This is in anticipation of the premiere in spring 2024.
A Prize for Every Player workshop performance
Libretto: A.M. Homes
Composer: Aaron Siegel
A.M. Homes returns to present excerpts of her work-in-progress opera with EiO co-founder and composer Aaron Siegel. A Prize for Every Player is a one-act opera that takes place entirely in an American big box store on a single weekend afternoon. This performance will be a site-specific performance at the Target Store on 34th Street in Manhattan. All of the action takes place inside the store with singers walking around and performing amongst real shoppers. More information can be found here.
The Lives and Dreams of Nikola Tesla (as Enacteed by the Honorable Spirits of the Grand Gotham Hotel)
April 15, 2024
Presented as part of Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Music and words: Phil Kline
Story concept: Phil Kline and Jim Jarmusch
Films and 3D visions: Jim Jarmusch with Deco Dawson
Featuring: countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as Tesla
Composer Phil Kline collaborates with his childhood friend Jim Jarmusch on an operatic presentation of the life of Nikola Tesla. This workshop will feature Anthony Roth Costanzo and be presented in partnership with Works & Process at the Guggenheim and will be preceded by 3 days of residency at the Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY. More information can be found here.
Crystal’s Channel, or How I Became a Singer
Music and words: Jason Cady
Featuring: Soprano Sarah Daniels
An opera featuring a solo singer with a ventriloquist doll and guitar. She portrays a songwriter who uploads a new, original song everyday to Youtube. The singer and dummy, together, tell the funny and painful story of how she mastered ventriloquism in her adolescence—and how that obsession ended when her mother took her and the doll to an exorcist. More information can be found here.