Presenting Our 2020-2021 Season
Pagliacci Only $10
Pagliacci is the story of a traveling theatre troupe headed by Canio, the abusive husband of Nedda. Nedda has been having an affair with a local man, Silvio. Canio finds out and confronts his wife and her lover in front of a live(stream) audience during their performance. Playing off of the popularity of live-streamed performances, we will make the show within the show a livestream event - and our chorus will be the consumers. To be clear, the final product is NOT a livestream, but rather a produced film put out onto a streaming platform.
Performers will record audio and video in their homes. We will edit the numerous tracks and videos together digitally and release the finished product over a streaming platform. The final product will use footage of different people to give perspective on how the "audience" is interacting with the "livestream." We invite you to join us for this unique event.
Bastien and Bastienne
Available 26 March 2021
Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne is a one-act comic opera written when the composer was only 12 years old. This clever opera about love and misunderstandings will be transported to the era of social media by a new libretto by Artistic Director Ben Robinson.
Our exciting season finale will be Giuseppe Verdi’s triumphant masterpiece, Aïda. The story of the titular Ethiopian princess who is torn between her love for an Egyptian soldier and her homeland will be thematically adapted to reflect modern society. This production will be presented in Italian with English supertitles.