Two events in one weekend offer a rare and vital opportunity for American opera creators to test new works before an audience: FIRST TAKE, a free performance of six new works-in-process; and SECOND TAKE, a new piece heard in its entirety and full orchestration.
*FIRST TAKE and SECOND TAKE take place on the same weekend (Friday, February 24 and Saturday February 25) and will be presented in different locations. See below for details*
FIRST TAKE 2017
A West Coast Workshop of New Operas
Presented by The Industry and wild Up
Conducted by Paolo Bortolameolli and Marc Lowenstein
FIRST TAKE is back! The Industry and wild Up team up to perform concert readings of six new operatic works-in-progress. Lively performances bring you into the creative process of works ranging from operas with real-time animation to a recreation of a notorious “battle of the sexes” tennis match. Video introductions let audiences get to know each creative team and the ideas fueling their new visions.
First Take 2017 will showcase excerpts from six new opera works-in-progress, composed by Nicholas Deyoe, William Gardiner, John Hastings, Laura Karpman, Marc Lowenstein, and Dylan Mattingly.
You can reserve a seat for $10.00 each by adding ticket(s) to your cart. This will guarantee you a seat. OR you can come for free -- seating will be first-come, first-serve after those with reserved seats.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Friday, February 24, 2017 (7 – 11:30pm)
Aratari Theater, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles
For more information visit: https://theindustryla.org/projects/first-take-2017/
SECOND TAKE: BONNIE AND CLYDE
Music by Andrew McIntosh
Libretto by Melinda Rice
Conducted by Christopher Rountree
Second Take launches with the concert premiere of Bonnie and Clyde by composer Andrew McIntosh and librettist Melinda Rice
Bonnie and Clyde takes a fresh look at Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow’s 1930s crime spree through the eyes of those who witnessed it. The work is a tense and complex emotional reading of the often contradictory historical records created by family, collaborators, bystanders, and law enforcement. The result is a portrait of the notorious couple’s lives outside their legendary status.
Commissioned by Stephen Block, Leslie Lassiter, and Raulee Marcus.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 (7 – 8:30pm)
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W 8th St., Los Angeles
Doors open at 6:30pm
For more information visit: https://theindustryla.org/projects/bonnie-and-clyde/