HELL - THE OPERA

CREATIVE TEAM

Music by MICHAEL WEBSTER Text by EILEEN MYLES

Directed by DAVID CHA | Conducted by JONATHAN YATES

Video and Stage Design by PETER FLAHERTYCostume Design by ALIXANDRA GAGE ENGLUND

Lighting Design by MARCUS DOSHI

Featuring

Matthew Chellis | Patrick Cook, Danielle Freeman | Daniel Gundlach | Megan Loomis |         David Adam Moore Juliana Snapper | Michael Turay Amelia Watkins

World Premiere at Performance Space 122 (PS122) in a BMP production, March 2006

ABOUT

An opera-theatre piece by composer Michael Webster and poet Eileen Myles, HELL premiered at Performance Space 122 in March 2006. Grounded in contemporary politics, this multimedia work takes Dante’s Inferno as a point of departure to explore free speech and the role of poetry in post-9/11 America. By returning poetry to a place of central importance in performance, HELL reminds audiences of the necessity of this unique art form in a democracy. At times beautiful, funny, and horrifying, this rich work reflects on war as a tragic alternative to communication in a highly relevant and timely avant-garde opera.

 

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