Composed by MATT MARKS | Directed/Libretto by PAUL PEERS | Conductor DAVID BLOOM
Costume Design by OANA BOTEZ | Set Design by NEAL WILKINSON
Lighting Design by LUCRECIA BRICENO | Video Design by DAVID PALMER
Choreography by ANABELLA LENZU
Mata Hari: TINA MITCHELL
Sister Léonide: MARY MACKENZIE
Cpt. Bouchardon: JEFF GAVETT
Cpt. Ladoux: DANIEL NEER
Rudolf MacLeod/Col. Denvignes: STEVE HRYCELAK
Vadime/Spirit of Norman: MICHAEL MARCOTTE
Col. Von Kalle: JOSHUA JEREMIAH
Guitar/Banjo: JAMES MOORE
Piano/Keyboard: MILA HENRY
Violin: HELEN YEE
Accordion: KAMALA SANKARAM
WORLD PREMIERE AT HERE ARTS CENTER -- PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL
January 5-7 and 11-14 at 7 PM
January 8 at 2 PM
An interdisciplinary opera-theatre piece, Mata Hariis inspired by the life of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle a.k.a. Mata Hari, the mystic dancer who was executed for espionage during World War I. The story is set during the last months of her life while incarcerated in Paris’ notorious Saint Lazare prison. It centers on her fight to live and the five men who led to her death.
Commissioned by HERE Art Center and Beth Morrison Projects. Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program. Additional support for Mata Hari provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
The mix of catchy tunes and unsettling themes [are] consistently affecting...
-The New York Times
...unabashedly boppy, baroquely multireferential...
-Time Out New York
Photos by Benjamin Heller