Light and Power: a new opera about the Tesla/Edison rivlary (composed by fellow mefite speicus!)
posted May 2, 2011 11:56 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu May 19 at 8:00 PM, The Cambridge YMCA Theater
820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Inspiration strikes like lightning in this visually stunning new production by Juventas New Music Ensemble. "Light and Power" tells the story of brilliant but eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, whose ideas electrified the world both literally and figuratively. This world premier opera pits turn-of-the-century captains of industry against the fantastical creations of Tesla's imagination. In this epic "War of Currents," the results are always shocking. Librettist Jillian Burcar masterfully translates Tesla's bizarre historical writing into powerful drama, while Isaac Schankler's innovative score bridges grand opera and electronic music with distinctly American melodies. Four performances.
Performance dates:
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.

posted by mandymanwasregistered to Performance (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I was talking to one of the singers the other day and thought it sounded like a really interesting piece (although I have a pretty high tolerance for microtones).
posted by nonane at 10:19 AM on May 3, 2011

Wow, small world! (I assume you mean low tolerance? FYI the score is pretty eclectic and only occasionally microtonal.)
posted by speicus at 1:20 AM on May 5, 2011

No, no, I meant I like 'em and wasn't scared off by the description!
posted by nonane at 11:15 AM on May 5, 2011

Oh right on! Totally misread your comment, guess I am jumpy when it comes to defending new music. :)
posted by speicus at 7:58 PM on May 8, 2011

Woot woot! I have tickets for Saturday at 8!
posted by athenasbanquet at 7:00 PM on May 16, 2011 [1 favorite]

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