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Here Be Sirens

GALA Hispanic Theater 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Here Be Sirens, an opera by NYC-based composer Kate Soper, explores, with wit, humor and pathos, the lives of Homer's three Sirens: Peitho, Phaino, and Polyxo. As they spend eternity trapped on an island in the Mediterranean Sea, compelled to endlessly lure sailors to their deaths on the rocky shore, each Siren embarks on a unique journey to comprehend the meaning of her own existence.

The Gonzales Cantata

Virtual Performance

Through new streaming platform INVISION, IN Series presents The Gonzales Cantata, a satirical docu-opera of composer Melissa Dunphy’s brilliant setting of the transcripts from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s disastrous 2007 Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into the style of Handelian oratorio.

Free

Premiere Event for German Romantics: Clara

Virtual Performance

In German Romantics: Clara, streaming on INVISION, The Pleiades Project reconceptualizes the three Lieder of Clara Schumann’s Op. 12 through film. Our protagonist navigates these songs as she copes with the end of an important partnership. By concluding this cherished chapter of her life, her imagination travels to vibrant fantasy worlds of the past. In becoming the heroine of her own story, Clara reaches closure and enters a new world of possibilities. 

Free

Premiere Event for German Romantics: Louise

Virtual Performance

Join us for the premiere event of German Romantics: Louise on INVISION! The second installment of The Pleiades Project's German Romantics inspires with the fascinating biographical tale of composer, pianist, teacher, and conductor Louise Reichardt (1779-1826), who overcame catastrophic loss to build an independent lifestyle and freelance career.

Free

I take the long way there

Virtual Performance

I take the long way there: A Capstone Project (2021) is a classical music concert-film, created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through experimental music videos, this film project engages with making art and rediscovering the everyday moments that sustain us through turbulent times.

Lori Laitman Retrospective

Virtual Performance

Peabody Opera singers present a virtual retrospective of the art songs of composer Lori Laitman with interspersed commentary from Laitman about the inspirations and ideas behind her music.

Free

Premiere Event for German Romantics: Fanny

Virtual Performance

German Romantics: Fanny is based on Op. 10 by composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) with poetry by Nikolaus Lenau, Emanuel Geibel, and Joseph von Eichendorff. Our film tells the story of a wanderer, although historically male, but now female. She sets out into the unknown to chart her own course, rejecting the anxieties and strictures that have held her back.  

Free