Co Opera

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Carnegie Mellon School of Music says
CO-OPERA is a collaborative opera production involving Carnegie Mellon University students from various parts of the university as well as community partner, Pittsburgh Opera. Students, alumni, and faculty from the School of Music, School of Art, School of Drama, and Master of Arts Management Program are working together to present a production on the cutting edge of opera, at the intersection of arts and technology.

Five newly composed operas, 15 minutes each, fully staged and sung in English, will be presented on April 10 at 7:30 PM in Pittsburgh Opera headquarters in the Strip District. The scenes will be created through technology, with the projection of art and other media on stage. Come and explore how an opera is created from scratch. An artist meet & greet reception will take place following the performance in the Founders' Room of Pittsburgh Opera. This performance will be webcast live.

ABOUT THE OPERAS:
Cold Hands
(Dayton Kinney, librettists Dan Giles and Julie Jigour)

A sweet story of two people sharing a moment. It is the interaction between a mortician and a girl who has just died as she reflects on her life and what she has not done yet.

Echo
(Davis Good, librettist Josh Ginsburg)

An Appalachian setting of the Echo story from Greek Mythology.

Last Night in The Hague
(Chung Wan Choi, librettists Wei He and Tracy Held Potter)

A vignette of Van Gogh's early life, when he lived in the Hague with the prositute Sien and her children.

For the Time Being
(Daniel Arnaldos, librettists Barbara Jwanouskos and Stephen Webb)

A lesbian couple and their witness travel to a remote place in Southwestern American to get married. Along the way, they encounter some otherworldly beings who help the main character discover some aspects of himself he thought no longer existed.

The Elephants (A Modern Fable)
(Xiao Liang, librettists Savannah Reich and Jonah Eisenstock)

This opera is a short tale of a group of elephants' interaction with the humans who live nearby, and how modern advances have changed that relationship.
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