Echo DriftOscillating between the confines of a tiny cell and an expansive visual world of animation, the opera unravels a cycle of deceit, temptation, seduction, and fantastical perception.
Composer Mikael Karlsson, Libretto Elle Kunnos de Voss & Kathryn Walat, Conductor Nicholas DeMaison, Set Designer Elle Kunnos de Voss, Lighting Designer Chris Kuhl, Prop & Costume Design Andreea Mnicic. Performers: Blythe Gaissert AND John Kelly, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
The Scarlet Ibis
Inspired by the 1960 short story by James Hurst, The Scarlet Ibis explores two brothers struggle over the meaning of normal.
“its subject is subtly subversive, and its production groundbreaking.” - Wall Steel Journal
“an outstanding new chamber opera… a moving, intense and dignified creation.. it adds puppetry to opera’s basic elements in a completely organic way.” – The New York Times
HERE/Beth Morrison Productions/American Opera Projects in the Protoype Festival, NYC, 2015
Composer Stefan Weissman, Librettist David Cote, Music Director Steve Osgood, Puppetry Tom Lee, Set Design Joseph Silovsky, Lighting Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Costumes Andreea Mincic, Performers: Eric S. Brenner, Hai-Ting Chinn, Abigail Fischer, Nicole Mitchell, Keith Phares. Puppeteers: Meghan Willliams, Eric Avery, Josh Rice. The American Modern Ensemble
The relationship of Orville and Wilbur Wright following their first flights in 1903 is layered over a secondary story of intimacy and contemporary brotherhood
Experiments in Opera, Abrons Arts Center NYC, 2014
Composer Aaron Siegel, Libretto Aaron Siegel, Conductor David Bloom, Set Mimi Lien, Lighting Jeanette Yew, Costume Andreea Mnicic. Performers: Michele Kennedy, Patrick Fennig, Marc Day, Julian A. Rozzell, Danyon Davis, Marie Ortinau, Jamie Ehrenfeld, Billy Lowrimore, Adrian Rosas & Mantra Percussion & Cadillac Moon Ensemble