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New Opera: The Astronaut’s Tale Presented by Encompass New Opera Theatre at BAM (Brooklyn) Jan 28—Jan 31 2016


From a release:

The Astronaut’s Tale
Presented by Encompass New Opera Theatre
at BAM (Brooklyn)
Jan 28—Jan 31, 2016

“…The Astronaut’s Tale should remind people both of the majesty of space exploration and the amazing story of how our universe was born.” —Matthew Roberts, string theorist at NYU

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BROOKLYN, NYC - Breathtaking images of the galaxies and outer space ignite this modern tale of a young man who dreams of space travel and flying to Mars. Guided by a mysterious stranger who challenges his views on creation and fuels his desire to become an astronaut, the young man discovers romance and a drive to succeed, which catapults his blast off into space, transforming his life.

With stunning projections, an exciting percussive score for chamber orchestra, and gorgeous vocal music, The Astronaut's Tale is a luminous glimpse at a multidimensional universe and the majesty of outer space.

Music by Charles Fussell / Libretto by Jack Larson / Directed by Nancy Rhodes / Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
Sets by Stephen H. Carmody / Projections by Lianne Arnold / Costumes by Angela Huff / Lighting by Sarah Johnston

Post-show Talk with Performers and Astronomers from Columbia University
With Eapen Leubner, Lianne Gennaco, Frank Basile, and Christopher Vettel and guest astronomers
Fri, Jan 29 at 9:15pm
Sat, Jan 30 at 4:15 & 9:15pm
Sun, Jan 31 at 4:15pm

Performances: LOCATION: BAM Fisher
RUN TIME: 75min
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $20*

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