Buy tickets for the Monaco premiere of Death and the Powers. Shows run on September 24th (invitation only), September 25th (8pm), and September 26th (3pm and 8pm). Ticket prices begin at 80 euros.
About Death and the Powers
“When the eccentric patriarch Simon Powers departs his physical being and downloads himself into The System, his house assumes his immortal presence around his family and friends…”
So begins Death and the Powers, a groundbreaking new opera created by Tod Machover with his Opera of the Future Group at the MIT Media Lab in co-production with American Repertory Theater. This cutting-edge work explores themes of mortality and legacy, and what we leave behind of ourselves for the world and our loved ones. Machover—called “America’s most wired composer” by the Los Angeles Times—elegantly blends his technological and artistic expertise to create a passionately inventive score filled with arching melodic lines, richly nuanced textures and propulsive rhythms. Death and the Powers additionally introduces specially-designed technology and an animated set – including a chorus of robots and a musical chandelier – assuredly launching a new era in opera production and expression.
The libretto for Death and the Powers is written by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Tony-nominee Diane Paulus directs, with choreography by Karole Armitage and production design by Hollywood designer Alex McDowell. The music is performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conducted by Gil Rose. Death and the Powers’ cast features James Maddalena, Patricia Risley, Joélle Harvey, Hal Cazalet, Frank Kelley, David Kravitz, and Tom McNichols.
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