Guerilla Opera to Open 8th Season with LET'S MAKE A SANDWICH
Guerilla Opera presents Let's Make a Sandwich, an experiment in opera production, which includes two world premiere operas with music and librettos by composers Rudolf Rojahn and Curtis K. Hughes, and stage direction by Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty. Through performance, this production investigates the culture of contemporary opera production and highlights where the influence of the composer ends and the director begins. Let's Make a Sandwich plays for one weekend only: Thursday through Saturday, September 25, 26 and 27, 2014, at 8 p.m. with an audience talk-back on Friday, September 26; all performances are in The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory, located at 8 The Fenway in Boston, MA. Tickets can be purchased beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and are $15 general admission, $10 senior citizens and free for students with a valid ID (for at-the-door purchases only).
Please call The Boston Conservatory Box Office at (617) 912-9222 or visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more information. Let's Make a Sandwich is sung in English and is 90 minutes in duration.
Let's Make a Sandwich is comprised of two short chamber operas; RareBit with music and libretto by Curtis K. Hughes, and Ouroboros with music and libretto by Rudolf Rojahn. Both librettos are freely adapted from the same source material, a 1950 short informational film of the same title. Both operas will be directed separately by two directors, Copeland Woodruff and Giselle Ty, with a brief intermission between each pair. The goal of this production is to open a window into the process of creating opera, highlighting how each composer and each director approaches the same material, as well as where the composer's work ends and the director's work begins.
Both operas in this production feature the same cast of Guerilla Opera's most seasoned performers: Aliana de la Guardia (general manager and co-founding member), baritone Brian Church (Say It Ain't So Joe, Heart of a Dog, Bovinus Rex, and Giver of Light), tenor Patrick Massey (Heart of a Dog and Bovinus Rex), clarinetist Amy Advocat (Gallo, Giver of Light, and Bovinus Rex), saxophonist Kent O'Doherty (co-founding member) and percussionist Mike Williams (co-artistic director and co-founding member). The Guerilla Opera creative team includes composers Curtis K. Hughes (Say It Ain't So, Joe) and Rudolf Rojahn (co-artistic director; Bovinus Rex, Heart of a Dog, and We Are Sons), stage directors Copeland Woodruff (Heart of a Dog and Bovinus Rex) and Giselle Ty (Giver of Light, assistant director), scenic designers Julia Noulin-Mérat (director of design and production) and Andrea Nice (Guerilla Opera debut), costume designer Neil Fortin (Bovinus Rex and Giver of Light), lighting designer Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann (Heart of a Dog, Bovinus Rex, Gallo and Giver of Light) and production manager Dana Ciccotello (Gallo).
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This production is made possible through the generosity of Season Sponsors Timothy and Jane Gillette, The Amphion Foundation and The Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence program.
LET'S MAKE A SANDWICH EVENTS
Greater Boston Theatre Expo: 2014 (Tuesday, September 9)
Meet members of Guerilla Opera at the Greater Boston Theatre Expo on Tuesday, September 9 5:30-8:30pm in the The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Over 60 theatre companies come together on one night to share information, schedules and offerings for the upcoming theatre season - and many will be offering discounts, promotions, prizes and giveaways for you. The Second Annual Greater Boston Theatre Expo: 2014 offers you a free, convenient and efficient way in an Expo-style/marketplace setting to check out theatre productions for your favorite companies and lets you explore new organizations and meet local theatre artists! More information is available at www.stagesource.org/programs-and-events/gbte/.
Press Opening: Final Dress Rehearsal (Wednesday, September 24)
Guerilla Opera invites reviewers and members of the press to attend their final dress rehearsal of Let's Make a Sandwich on Wednesday, September 24 at 8 p.m. at The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. Contact Aliana de la Guardia, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 952-6735 to secure your seats for this private event.
Live Streamed Opening Night Performance (Thursday, September 25)
Guerilla Opera will live stream the world premiere performance of Let's Make a Sandwich on Thursday, September 25 at 8 p.m. EST from The Zack Box Theater at The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. The live stream can be viewed at https://new.livestream.com/guerillaopera/guerillasandwich, and is free of charge to watch. You can also follow Guerilla Opera on Livestream to receive news, updates and behind-the-scenes photos.
Talk-Backs with the Creative Team - Art Week Boston (Friday, September 26)
Kick-off ArtWeek Boston by meeting the composers, directors, cast and creative team from Let's Make a Sandwich directly following the performance on Friday, September 26. Talk-backs are included with ticket purchases and are held in The Zack Box Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.
ArtWeek Boston, an initiative of the Citi Performing Arts Center, is a biannual celebration of the arts and allows arts patrons of all kinds to have a unique curated experience. ArtWeek events are unique in that they tie directly to the community in which they are happening. Fall ArtWeek runs September 26-October 5, 2014. Visit www.artweekboston.org for more information about happening events near you.