Category: operacabal

ritornello { preview }

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To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.   – William Blake Caroline Shaw is a composer/violinist/violist/singer from North Carolina. Her piece, ritornello, makes up half of this weekend’s operaSHOP, presented by Opera Cabal. While... Read more »

Elliot Cole: De Rerum (part 1: The Angle)

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More on operaSHOP, taking place Friday and Saturday. A full half of the program belongs to Elliot Cole’s De Rerum, an über-mythological retelling of history, poetry set to a hip hop beat with “Super-Duper Titles” to help you follow along. [Super-Duper Titles, according to Cole, are the words, illustrated and illuminated to help the audience... Read more »

Opera: De/institutionalized

Adored, vilified, mocked and venerated, opera is a many-headed dragon slumbering in a dark cave: everyone knows what it is, but no one wants to touch it. This weekend, Opera Cabal, a locally-grown performance group, endeavors to dispel the myth of opera, bringing light into the cave and breathing some life into the slumbering beast.... Read more »