“Death and the Powers” makes Top 10 list!

Photo by Nathan Hunsinger, Dallas Morning News

Photo by Nathan Hunsinger, Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News has ranked the Dallas Opera’s February 2014 production of “Death and the Powers” one of its “Classical music: Top 10 performances of 2014.” Reviewer Scott Cantrell writes:

Tod Machover’s sci-fi opera, dividing a cast of characters between known reality and some sort of parallel existence, was quite a stretch for a company not exactly known for adventure. But with a strong cast, including some quite mobile robots, excellent direction and some pretty dazzling high-tech effects, it was a memorable experience.

Bravo to the entire DATP team!!

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PBS Newshour on Opera of the Future

PBS Newshour featured the Opera of the Future group tonight. If you missed the broadcast, you can watch it here: Singing robots reflect tech’s humanity in opera of the future

The Dallas Simulcast and the future of opera

Via Theater Jones

Via Theater Jones

Very interesting interview in Theater Jones with Keith Cerny, the innovative General Director and CEO of The Dallas Opera, about bringing DEATH AND THE POWERS there next month, including the interactive simulcast that will reach 10 other cities. In the interview, Cerny discusses the challenge new operas face in reaching broad audiences. He describes how the Dallas Opera’s Simulcast of its production of “Death and the Powers” will chart a new path through innovative technology developed at the M.I.T. Media Lab to engage audiences.

Will you be attending one of the Simulcasts? Let us know!

Read the full interview here.