A couple of weeks ago we had an amazing workshop presentation of an opera in progress, Death and the Powers. It has a libretto by Robert Pinsky, music by MIT Media Lab composer Todd Machover, and our very own Diane Paulus is at its helm. The workshop ended in a presentation with projections that gave the audience a pretty good idea of what this extraordinary robot opera is going to look like. I took some photos of the cast and presentation; here is a sampling. It is hoped to be part of our 2010-11 season.
Diane Paulus describes the process
Hal Cazalet with Frank Kelley, David Kravitz, and Daniel Cole - the Government officials.
One of the fabulous projections looms over Tod Machover.
The creators- Robert Pinsky, Diane Paulus, and Tod Machover
The full cast....
The opera's family- Hal Cazelt, Patricia Risley, James Maddalena, Joelle Harvey
Tod Machover describes the production.... the lead singer, James Maddalena, appears on the projection