Experiments in Opera presents

Off The Ground 2020

March 3 - March 7, 2020
Tickets are $10*
The Pete
60 Minutes

Experiments in Opera presents Off The Ground 2020 at The Flea Theater from March 4 – 7, 2020 as a way to provide audiences with an early glimpse of new works in development at a very low cost.

Performances on March 4 and 5 at 7 PM will feature a first look at the new opera Everything for Dawn, which is the product of the ongoing work in the Experiments in Opera Writers’ Room. Everything for Dawn is a 10-episode serial opera that explores the world of outsider art through a sympathetic portrait of a Vietnam Veteran who embraces art therapy as a way to heal his trauma. Everything for Dawn, when complete, will feature work by ten composers each of whom will write an episode of this ambitious three-part work. Off The Ground 2020 will feature two workshop performances of Everything for Dawn (Part One) including episodes with librettos by Lauren D’Errico, Jerome A. Parker and Jason Cady and music by Pauline Harris Kim, Phil Kline and Jason Cady.

In addition, Experiments in Opera is thrilled to continue a partnership with Contemporaneous, who will host one of their FREE seasonal Salons for new work on Saturday March 7, 2020. Visit contemporaneous.org for more information about how to get involved.


March 4, 2020 at 7 PM – Everything for Dawn (Part One)

March 5, 2020 at 7 PM – Everything for Dawn (Part One)

March 7, 2020 at 7 PM – Contemporaneous Salon


March 4 & 5 – $10 tickets, General Admission

March 7 – FREE RSVP


Britt Hewitt, Soprano
Danielle Buonaiuto, Soprano
Eliza Bonet, Mezzo-Soprano
Sishel Claverie, Mezzo-Soprano
Stan Lacy, Baritone

–Karl Larson, Piano
–Pat Swoboda, Double Bass
–Matt Evans, Percussion

Anna Heflin, Viola
Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Violin
David Bloom, Music Director


Sound Design: Nathaniel Butler

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