Did I escape, I wonder...
Riding the rip tide to the nearest point of departure I am the bait and the trap In a state of miraculous repair
A chamber opera in three parts
Libretto by Sebastian Hutchings and Sarah Albu Music by Sebastian Hutchings
with Sarah Albu, soprano, Clayton Kennedy, baritone and the Vital Organs ensemble.
August 3 – 6 inclusive at Théâtre Ste-Catherine, 264 Ste-Catherine East, Mtl. Shows at 9pm nightly.
In a contemporary telling and healing of the Medusa myth, a frenzied man drives the audience to their deaths, a tormented outcast prepares herself for the hunt, and two weary statues come to life, seeking reconciliation at the edge of a reflecting pool. The politics and place of human relationships are hurled onto the stage for operatic examination in this sizzling ball of raw musical gesture and emotion where Debussy meets David Lynch.
Concordia Music/Creative writing grad Sebastian Hutchings and Music/Theatre grad Sarah Albu present their first collaboration. Featuring two singers, six instrumentalists and atmospheric video projections, this work lives at the intersection between chamber music, alternative theatre, tragic opera and performance art.
Conducted by Sebastian Hutchings with stage and artistic direction by Sarah Albu and Sebastian Hutchings. Performed by soprano Sarah Albu, baritone Clayton Kennedy and the Vital Organs Ensemble featuring Ellen Gibling, harp, Aysel Taghi-Zada, violin, Viviana Gosselin, cello, François Gagné, clarinet, Jeffrey Stonehouse, flute, and Lindsay Roberts, oboe. Running alongside The Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist August 3- 6th inclusive at Théâtre Ste-Catherine, 264 Ste-Catherine East with shows at 9pm nightly, following the 7:30 showings of The Mysterious Case... Tickets $10 at the door, $15 for both shows. For advance tickets, e-mail email@example.com.
For interviews contact Sarah Albu: (artistic director, performer, co-producer, co-librettist) 514.524.3699; firstname.lastname@example.org http://vitalorgansopera.wordpress.com