Experiments in Opera
announces the premiere of BrotherBrother,
the final production of their 2013-14 Season at Abrons Arts Center, with music and libretto by Aaron Siegel.
This 90-minute opera, which has been in development with Experiments in Opera for the last two seasons, explores the relationship between Orville and Wilbur Wright following their first flights in 1903. Scored for 2 vibraphones, glockenspiel, strings, flute, vocal soloists, actors and chorus, Brother Brother
will be premiered on Friday May 2 and Saturday May
3, 8pm in the Playhouse at Abrons Art Center
, 466 Grand Street, New York. For tickets ($20 general, $15 student), patrons should call Theatermania at 212-352-3101
or visit www.AbronsArtsCenter.org
This production of Brother Brother
will be directed by Mallory Catlett
, with scenic design by Obie Award-winning designer Mimi Lien
, and musical direction by David Bloom.
The involved musicians have been collaborators in the development of Brother Brother
over the last four years and include Mantra Percussion, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, soprano Michelle Kennedy, countertenor Patrick Fennig, tenor Marc Day
, and actor Julian A Rozzell, Jr.