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Fri, Oct 20



Dark Exhalation

Rose performs as "Helen" in Amber Vistein's chamber opera "Dark Exhalation" at the Somerville Armory.

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Dark Exhalation
Dark Exhalation

Time & Location

Oct 20, 2023, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Somerville, 191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

Rose performs as "Helen" in Amber Vistein's multimedia chamber opera: Dark Exhalation.

Tickets are FREE or suggested donation.

Dark Exhalation is a new chamber opera for four vocalists and amplified ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion) that incorporates techniques from cinematic sound design to transform everyday sounds into dynamic, highly textured musical compositions.  This sci-fi ghost story approaches the opioid epidemic in a poetic, metaphorical way to consider addiction in a new light. The events of the opera play out against the backdrop of a massive solar storm: a billion ton cloud of charged particles and plasma released by the Sun that can wreak havoc on satellites, communication systems, and power grids. Each of the characters confront the storm in their own way.

This production is supported in part by the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The development of Dark Exhalation received funding from OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Women Composers: Discovery Grants program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

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