The season ended on a high note with Flash Operas, in partnership with Symphony Space in Manhattan. This program featured six newly commissioned 15-minute operas based on inventive flash-fiction stories by Jack Handey, A. M. Homes, Patricia Marx, Andrew McCuaig, Peter Mehlman, and Keith Scribner. The stories addressed the unlikely subjects of neurotic parents, tollbooth workers, a freeloading fundraiser, a loveable idiot, a left-out loser, and Nelson Mandela. The 3-show run was a huge success.
Our 2017-2018 season will be just as innovative. With a showcase of new works at Roulette in Brooklyn highlighting our partnership with the International Contemporary Ensemble, we will celebrate the life and legacy of the late electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros by presenting her new American opera, The Nubian Word for Flowers. Additionally the new season will unveil our six-episode podcast opera Buick City, 1 AM and our full production of And Here We Are, the new shadow puppet opera from EiO co-founder Matthew Welch.