We've got a lot of great new interviews coming up in the next few weeks, but for now this'll have to do - this fantastic image depicts Patricia Risley as Evvy, dramatically lit in her famous chandelier scene. You can hear her talk more about what it's like to perform this scene during her interview. …
Interview with Patricia Risley (Evvy)
Patricia Risley talks about her character Evvy, Simon Powers' third wife, and what it is like to perform the part. She recalls auditioning for the part and the challenges of the music and role.
Rehearsal Photos – Monday, August 2, 2010
Everyone is sweating bullets from morning until late at night to pull a zillion pieces together for this Wednesday, when there will be a complete run-through of the opera in preparation for shipping everything to Monaco. The complexity of this opera is mind-boggling: The singers and orchestra have to learn an extremely challenging score. The …
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Big Thinkers: Tod Machover
Death and the Powers composer Tod Machover talks about his musical vision in the Big Thinkers series on TechTV. Lots of fascinating footage... Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
First Rehearsals – Slide Show!
Posted by June We thought you'd enjoy these photographs taken during the first set of rehearsals in June 2010. Can't wait to find out how these look on stage with lighting and imagery!!
Death and the Powers Ticket Site Now Open
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 …
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Karole Armitage at work with Miseries
by June Kinoshita I dropped by the Media Lab this week to sit in on Death and the Powers rehearsals and had the privilege of catching choreographer Karole Armitage at work. It was fascinating and exhilarating to see her creative process unfurl. She explained to me that when she choreographs for operas she often turns …
Machover and Minsky at World Science Festival
Last week, a crowd gathered under the dome of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City to hear Tod Machover and artificial intelligence visionary Marvin Minsky converse about music and the mind. Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's On Point, moderated. One take-away that I thought was particularly pertinent to opera was Marvin's opening remark: He …
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Death and the Powers – Welcome to the blog
Behind every opera is...another opera. This summer, Tod Machover's new work, Death and the Powers, will enter the home stretch as the crew works to complete one of the most technically ambitious and visionary opera sets ever built, and the cast arrives in Boston to rehearse for the world premiere in Monte Carlo on September …
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