This Saturday, at 8pm, I will be conducting and singing in new works as a part of Experiments in Opera at the Abrons Art Center in NYC. This All Souls Day concert will present four mini operas:
“John Zorn’s The Holy Visions, an exhilarating choral opera based on the writings and work of the medieval mystic and composer, Hildegard von Bingen… the premiere of When No One Around You is There by Jessica Pavone which utilizes the chorus as an abstract metaphor for the human predicament and two semi-staged choral operas: Jason Cady’s Nostalgia Kills You, a comedy about a man and his zombie ex-girlfriend and Matthew Welch’s Reanimator Requiem which merges the mass for the dead with H.P. Lovecraft’s cult classic.”
I have the honor of conducting the Pavone, and singing with the Chorus of All Souls in the Cady and Welch pieces. Again, the concert is this Saturday at 8pm at the Abrons Art Center; tickets cost $30 and are sure to sell out. For more information, check out the Experiments in Opera website.