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Opera Workshop: the difficulty of crossing a field

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Opera Workshop: the difficulty of crossing a field Opera Workshop: the difficulty of crossing a field
Kathleen Kelly, conductor
Colter Schoenfish, director
Student soloists, chorus, and instrumentalists
An opera with string quartet by David Lang set to a libretto by Mac Wellman.

SMTD’s 9th Annual Green Opera Project is a modern opera based on Ambrose Bierce's haunting story set in the Old South. The Green Opera Project at U-M focuses on developing best practices in sustainable theatrical production, utilizing LED lights, projected scenic elements, use of recycled materials for costumes and props, Musical scores read from iPads or printed on recycled paper, no printed posters or other promotional materials (featuring instead promotion via social and other electronic media), and projected program information which is also shared to local devices via QR codes and dedicated websites.
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  • Free - no tickets required

When and Where

Map Moore Building - McIntosh Theatre

April 2017


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