“A big work with big ideas” – Opera News review

A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail this week: Opera News in its May 2014 issue gives the Dallas Opera's production of Tod Machover's "Death and the Powers" a glowing review. Writer Andrew Sigler praises the opera as "a big work with big ideas," and notes that "Machover brings to bear his considerable technical prowess …

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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

Dallas Arts+Culture on “Death and the Powers”

Excellent article on DEATH AND THE POWERS just out in the February issue of Arts+Culture Texas, one of the most prominent magazines in the state. We hear that rehearsals are going well for the show…which opens a week from today!!! Read the full article: New Opera for a New Millennium

Death and the Powers Global Simulcast – Ticket links here

The Dallas Opera presents a new production of Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, February 12-16. This visually spectacular robot pageant by the MIT Media Lab's Opera of the Future group tells the story of Simon Powers, a powerful businessman and inventor nearing the end of his life, who downloads his consciousness into “The System” in …

Gearing up for Dallas

From Tod Machover's Facebook: Rehearsals for DEATH AND THE POWERS started in Dallas on Monday. Things are going well enough - very very well - that I was able to sneak back to Boston yesterday to put finishing touches on my Symphony for Perth. Crazy to have these two massive productions happening less than two …

“Death and the Powers” Global Simulcast details revealed

From Press Release: The Dallas Opera launches an unparalleled new initiative combining opera and technology with the first-ever global interactive simulcast of an opera. Death and the Powers, written by acclaimed American composer, inventor and professor at the MIT Media Lab, Tod Machover, receives its Dallas Opera premiere performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the …

21c Liederabend (Reviews)

Last week's 21c Liederabend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music garnered some media attention. Here's the New York Times' review: A Wink Toward Tradition in a Modern Evening. Public radio station WNYC provided a preview and aired "Sophia's Aria" from Tod Machover's opera VALIS. Listen here: A Modern Liederabend. This year's 21c Lieberabend included a performance of …

“Death and the Powers” goes Global

THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS  OPERA ON A WORLD STAGE!  Death and the Powers: THE GLOBAL INTERACTIVE SIMULCAST                    ~~~~                            SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 AT 2:00 P.M. (Central Time) THE MARGOT AND BILL WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DALLAS TX ~~~~ Remote locations throughout …

In Opera News

Here's an insightful article about Tod Machover in the October issue of Opera News. Written by Philip Kennicott, Pulitzer prize-winning critic for the Washington Post, the article delves into the evolution of the music and gets to the heart of what the operas are about. Refreshing! Some great quotes: "…Machover, voluble and friendly in person, confounds expectations. Valis, …