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The Echo Drift (Prototype Festival)
Start Date: 1/10/2018Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 1/10/2018End Time: 9:30 PM
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Event Description:
THE ECHO DRIFT 
(PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL)  

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects, HERE, and American Opera Projects in association with Baruch Performing Arts Center

JANUARY 10, 12-13, 18-20,
7:30 PM

Rose Nagelberg Theatre

BUY TICKETS

General Public: $30
Premium Seats $75

$15 Tickets Available for Students at Curtain

For complete festival listings and tickets to individual operas in all locations click here.

To purchase a full festival pass, the Prototype PROTOPACK, which includes admission to all seven productions in the festival, click here. 
The Prototype PROTOPACK is $170.00 for seven productions, roughly $24.29 per seat per performance. 

“New York’s most dependably interesting source of new music theater…This vibrant festival becomes more central to the future of opera with every passing year.” — The New York Times

Convicted murderer Walker Loats is trapped in a timeless prison. Unexpectedly befriended by a moth with an offer of a perceived way to freedom, Walker must choose between paying her dues or taking a shortcut that offers to rig the game in her favor. Oscillating between the confines of a tiny cell and an expansive visual world of animation, The Echo Drift unravels a cycle of deceit, temptation, seduction, and fantastical perception. Featuring a live chamber ensemble, electronics, and a six-channel surround sound system, this world premiere opera explores the freewheeling nature of the mind when it is robbed of external stimuli and questions, when in extreme circumstances, is it possible to act in a way that goes against one’s nature?

Music by Mikael Karlsson
Libretto by Elle Kunnos de Voss & Kathryn Walat
Directed by Mallory Catlett
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
Environment Design by Elle Kunnos de Voss
Projection Design by Simon Harding
Animations by Dara Hamidi (with drawings by Elle Kunnos de Voss)

With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Pianist Aaron Likness

Cast
Walker Loats Blythe Gaissert
Governor & The Moth John Kelly

The Echo Drift was originally developed by Mikael Karlsson and Elle Kunnos de Voss in a full-length workshop presented by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC in 2014. The Echo Drift was commissioned, developed and produced by Beth Morrison Projects, HERE, and American Opera Projects.

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