2017-2018 NYC PRODUCTIONS

September 17, 2017

THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Music by Nico Muhly

​Exploration of the countertenor voice by Nico Muhly and sung by Met Opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo. Featuring the song-cycle Principles of Uncertainty with visuals by Maira Kalman and a newly commissioned work.

DECEMBER 6-10, 2017

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC

created by Geoff Sobelle

HOME is a large-scale performance work that explores and explodes the relationship between “House” and “Home.” A visual physical spectacle, HOME combines dance, illusion, live music, home-spun engineering, and an inventive use of audience interaction to compose a work that asks, where is home? If it is not a place, what is home? In the face of entropy, we struggle to build infra- structure, family, community, art. We fail, and we try again.

JANUARY 9-20, 2018

NEW YORK CITY

Co-Produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE

JANUARY 9-14, 2018

GELSEY KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER

Music by Michael Gordon | Libretto by Deborah Artman | Directed by Daniel Fish

In the new opera ACQUANETTA, the spirit of 1940s horror movies is turned inside out in a bravura, one-act deconstruction of the genre that explores how vision relates to identity. Characters include the mad scientist Doctor, the insistent Ape, the reluctant Brainy Woman, the visionary Director and the beautiful Acquanetta, aka Mildred Davenport, an actress who disguised her identity. Acquanetta examines the ways the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen.

January 10-20, 2018

THE ECHO DRIFT (WORLD PREMIERE)

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Composer/Co-Creator Mikael Karlsson | Co-Librettist/Co-Creator/Environment Designer Elle Kunnos de Voss | Co-Librettist Kathryn Walat

Convicted murderer Walker Loats is trapped in a timeless prison. Unexpectedly befriended by a moth with an offer of a perceived way to freedom, Walker must choose between paying her dues or taking a shortcut that offers to rig the game in her favor. Oscillating between the confines of a tiny cell and an expansive visual world of animation, The Echo Drift unravels a cycle of deceit, temptation, seduction, and fantastical perception. Featuring a live chamber ensemble, electronics, and a six-channel surround sound system, this world premiere opera explores the freewheeling nature of the mind when it is robbed of external stimuli and questions, when in extreme circumstances, is it possible to act in a way that goes against one’s nature?

MARCH 5, 2018

THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Music by Ted Hearne | Libretto by Saul Williams | Directed by Patricia McGregor | Designed by Sanford Biggers | Featuring Allison Semmes and Steven Bradshaw

Part meditation, part confrontation, 'Place' examines the complex consequences of a rupture in the place we call home. Boundaries crossed within a young family mirror the fault lines that are exposed when the desire for expansion by some causes displacement for others. Where will the impulse to claim our space lead us next; what is left to colonize and at what cost?

March 17, 2018

NATIONAL SAWDUST, BROOKLYN, NY

Beth Morrison Projects will present 10 emerging composers in the inaugural showcase of its BMP: Next Generation program. This concert, hosted at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the first public event in a new initiative to discover the music-theatre and opera-theatre visionaries of tomorrow. 72 composers from coast-to-coast submitted vocal works, and ten pieces were selected to be featured as a showcase at National Sawdust. The complete three-year cycle of BMP: Next Generation will include the commission, development, and world premiere production of a new opera by one selected composer.

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