The Wake World

4 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Tim Nighswander

Here’s your chance to experience two of Philadelphia’s preeminent cultural institutions in a new way. This O17 Festival world premiere one-act opera by composer-in-residence David Hertzberg and director R.B. Schlather takes audiences through the galleries of the Barnes Foundation. Featuring Opera Philadelphia’s chorus and soloists, The Wake World fuses the Barnes’s groundbreaking, peculiarly arranged art collection with the occult-fused works of writer Aleister Crowley. It should be quite the dreamlike journey.

By: David Fox