DIRECT CURRENT

Ellen Reid | Roxie Perkins: p r i s m

Terrace Theater

Witness the D.C. premiere of p r i s m, Ellen Reid’s surreal, haunting opera which explores the trauma of sexual abuse and the elasticity of memory that can follow in its wake. Set to a libretto by Roxie Perkins, p r i s m was recently recognized with both the Music Critics Association of North America’s “Best New Opera Award” and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Mar. 13 - 14, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 7:30p.m.

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  • Sat. Mar. 14, 2020 2p.m.

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Production Information

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    Direct Current

  • Price Range

    $29.00

  • Runtime

    TBA

Program

DIRECT CURRENT is thrilled to present the D.C. premiere of p r i s m, the surreal and haunting first opera by composer Ellen Reid, which explores the trauma of sexual abuse and the elasticity of memory that can follow in its wake.

Set to a libretto by Roxie Perkins and developed by Beth Morrison Projects, the work has been recognized with both the Music Critics Association of North America’s “Best New Opera Award” and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music. As at its LA Opera and PROTOTYPE Festival premieres last year, the Kennedy Center’s production is by “gifted young American director” James Darrah (Chicago Tribune) with musical direction by Grammy®-nominated conductor Julian Wachner, choreography by No One Art House co-founder Chris Emile, and performances from sopranos Anna Schubert and Rebecca Jo Loeb, who reprise the starring roles they created and  “perfectly carried off” (Boston Globe) in Los Angeles and New York, with support from the Grammy®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the contemporary music specialists of Trinity Church Wall Street’s NOVUS NY orchestra.

Both Reid and Perkins will be in attendance to take part in a post-performance panel discussion on the opening night.

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