Friday, July 5, 2013

Nicole Mitchell is Mezzo-soprano in American Opera Project's 'The Blind' by Lera Auerbach, July 9-14 at 8 PM, Lincoln Center; Audience Will Be Blindfolded

The Blind: Approaching storm
painting by Carol Thompson

American Opera Project
Immerse yourself into the unexpected, shifting, multisensory sound space of The Blind, an a cappella opera created by Lera Auerbach and directed by John La Bouchardière (The Full Monteverdi). Here, an entirely new dimension of opera comes alive with an unexpected physical and aural journey in a powerful one-act experience that tells the story of twelve nameless characters stranded on a desert island waiting for a rescue that never arrives. Loosely based on an English adaptation of the controversial play Les aveugles by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, The Blind redefines the boundaries between audience and performer, bringing theatergoers a heightened experience of opera and all of its possibilities.

Please note: As an intrinsic element of this production, the audience will be blindfolded for the duration of the performance.

July 9-14 | 8:00 PM
Lincoln Center, Rose Building
New York, NY 10023

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