Experiments in Opera presents

Off The Ground

February 12 - February 16, 2019
FREE
The Pete
60 Minutes

Experiments in Opera presents Off the Ground, including workshop performances of three different operas in development.  Rainbird is a collaboration between director/librettist Mallory Catlett and composer Aaron Siegel.  Chunky in Heat, in partnership with chamber orchestra Contemporaneous, is a multi-composer work based on a libretto by A.M. Homes and directed by Alison Moritz.  Warka Vase is a new work by composer Rick Burkhardt and presented in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and their OpenICE initiative.  All of these workshop performances are presented FREE, but RSVP’s are required.

Performance Schedule

Rainbird: Tuesday February 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
Chunky in Heat: Wednesday February 13, 2019, 7:00 PM
Warka Vase: Saturday February 16, 2019, 7:00 PM

All of these workshop performances are presented FREE, but RSVP’s are required.


Experiments in Opera is focused on re-writing the story of opera.  They believe that new operas can be adventurous and fun, focused on strong and intimate storytelling, while also challenging notions of what experimental music can be.  EiO invites composers, directors, designers and performers to create new work that embraces unconventional mediums, a range of durations and production scales, and explores collaboration between all types of artists working to share their visions.  They bring new operas to the stage as quickly as we can, marking the urgency of artists with something important to say and the desire of audiences to be a part of the excitement of risky and rewarding work. experimentsinopera.com