Experiments in Opera and Vision into Art present 'Chorus of All Souls' at the Abrons Art Center on Saturday November 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm. Featured composers are John Zorn, Jessica Pavone, Matthew Welch and Jason Cady. For ticket and information visit experimentsinopera.com
In celebration of the Day of All Souls and the close of Hallowmas, Experiments in Opera, in partnership with VisionIntoArt, presents a semi-staged production of John Zorn’s The Holy Visions, an exhilarating choral opera based on the writings and work of the medieval mystic and composer, Hildegard von Bingen.
’Chorus of All Souls’ will also include the premiere of When No One Around You is There by Jessica Pavone which utilizes the chorus as an abstract metaphor for the human predicament.
And two semi-staged choral operas: Jason Cady’s Nostalgia Kills You, a comedy about a man and his zombie ex-girlfriend and Matthew Welch’s Reanimator Requiem which merges the mass for the dead with H.P. Lovecraft’s cult classic.
November 2 | 8pm
Chorus of All Souls opens Experiments in Opera’s 2013-14 Season and yearlong residency at the
Abrons Arts Center. The residency will continue with a Radio Operas (February 28 – March 1, 2014),
a showcase of opera shorts for the radio, and the premiere of Brother Brother (May 2-3, 2014),
an evening length opera that has been in development with EiO for the past two seasons.
These mainstage programs will be augmented throughout the year by supporting videos, photos
and writings that will help to contextualize the works in progress and by three free Opera in Dialogue public programs aimed to build dialogue between the composers, writers, performers, directors and designers working in the hybrid space of experimental opera. Experiments in Opera will partner with online magazine CultureBot.org for these public programs. Opera in Dialogue #1 will take place
Sunday, October 27 from 7 – 9 PM in the Experimental Theater. Opera in Dialogue #1
October 27 | 7pm FREE