Guerilla Opera Opens 11th Season with New Farce by Andy Vores
Guerilla Opera, having completed a decade's worth of world premiere operas, is still going strong. Now in their 11th season, they will premiere a new farce entitled Chrononhotonthologos by long-time collaborator Andy Vores, with stage direction by Nick O'Leary. This world premiere opera will be presented on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. An audience talk-back will directly follow the performance on Friday, November 3, 2017 lead by Susan Larson. All performances are at a new location: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 132 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA.
Tickets for chrononhotonthologos are on sale now and are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and advance student tickets. Free Student Rush tickets are available one hour before the performance with a valid student ID. All tickets are subject to a fee. For ticket purchases, visit bostonconservatory.berklee.edu/events/ticketing or call the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Box Office at (617) 912-9222 (Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m).
Chrononhotonthologos is adapted from the 1734 satirical play of the same name by Henry Carey. This irreverent comedy mocks the high-blown style of operatic revenge tragedies and attacks the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful people of its time. Chrononhotonthologos is sung in English and approximately 75 minutes in duration. This production has adult content and is not suitable for young children.Andy Vores is an exceptional composer with an innate gift for the lyric theater. This opera marks the second collaboration between Vores and Guerilla Opera, following his operatic adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit from 2008. No Exit is the most performed work from Guerilla's cannon, having received a second original production in 2013 by the company as well as additional fully staged productions by both Florida Grand Opera and Chicago Opera Vanguard. Guerilla Opera has always been interested in ongoing collaborations with composers. These long-term associations result in a shared musical and theatrical language. Vores has been a part of Guerilla Opera from its inception. Similar to the musical and theatrical style of No Exit, Chrononhotonthologos will incorporate Guerilla Opera's core performers with additional roles and an instrumental antiphonal "satellite" ensemble culled from Boston Conservatory's student body. This satellite ensemble will perform a secondary layer of musical material underscoring, and at times punctuating, the principal onstage action of the opera. This production is made possible through the generosity of Timothy and Jane Gillette, The Amphion Foundation and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Ensemble-in-Residence program. For more information visit Guerilla Opera online at www.guerillaopera.org, like them on Facebook at facebook.com/guerillaopera, and follow @guerillaopera on twitter.com/guerillaopera and instagram.com/guerillaopera using #Chronohotonthologos and #GOSeason11. Cast, Ensemble, AND Creative Team
Chrononhotonthologos features the following cast of veteran Guerilla performers: soprano Aliana de la Guardia as Fadladinida, baritone Brian Church as Rigdum-Funnidos and Bombardinian, tenor Jonas Budris as Chronohotonthologos and the Poet, Amy Advocat on Bass Clarinet and Bass Harmonica, Philipp Stäudlin on Sopranino, Alto and Tenor sax, violinist Nicole Parks also playing Bass-Harmonica, as well as Artistic Director and percussionist Mike Williams. New-comers to the cast are countertenor Bryan Pollock as Aldoborontiphoscophornio and mezzo-soprano Britt Brown as Tatlanthe.