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Free Opera Screening: The Canticle of the Black Madonna

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SOU Music Recital Hall

450 S. Mountain Ave.

Ashland, OR 97520

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Don't miss this free, one-time only, cinema-quality screening of The Canticle of the Black Madonna, a new opera by composer Ethan Gans-Morse and librettist Tiziana DellaRovere.

Called "A huge achievement… generous, carefully crafted" by The Oregonian and "One of the most exciting developments of the arts season" by Oregon ArtsWatch, The Canticle of the Black Madonna tells the timely story of an American soldier returning from Afghanistan to his wife in Louisiana during the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Together, they face the challenges of his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and her struggles to maintain the family business. Through a rich combination of modern and ancient music, The Canticle ultimately reveals the healing power of love, represented by the Black Madonna, which transforms them both forever and touches all who witness it.

This is a screening of a stunning, high definition, five-camera video of the opera's premiere at Portland's Newmark Theatre. The opera is in ENGLISH and is presented with ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

The screening begins at 3:00 and runs approximately two hours. Join us for a reception upstairs afterward to meet the creators of the opera and enjoy treats donated by local Rogue Valley businesses.

This event is completely free to the public, but we do ask all attendees to RVSP by clicking the green REGISTER button on this page and following the instructions.

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