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This multimedia opera premiere by celebrated Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli is a unique combination of live musical performance and original films, inspired by the life and writings of early-20th-century  explorer Isabelle Eberhardt. The audience is witness to key moments in Eberhardt’s life, from the death of her family, through her journeys in the North African desert, to her tragic drowning in a flash flood at the age of 27.

Song from the Uproar is presented in collaboration with filmmaker Stephen Taylor, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Gia Forakis, and conductor Steven Osgood, featuring NOW Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and a vocal ensemble of some of NYC’s finest singers. Produced by Beth Morrison Projects.

To help incorporate Stephen Taylor’s films in a more scenic and environmental way, Gia Forakis enlisted the help of S. Katy Tucker.  Building from Taylor’s edited black and white archival films, Tucker painted Zane Philstrom’s fabric strewn ethereal set emphasizing Eberhardt’s literal and emotional journey.

Project Details

Songs From the Uproar

The Kitchen

2012