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Inferno & Live from the Underworld II: Eurydice’s Calling (Double Bill)
November 16, 2022
Nov 16 Double Bill
LIVE FROM THE UNDERWORLD II: EURYDICE’S CALLING
After its online success, Live From The Underworld II: Eurydice’s Calling comes to The Annex Theatre for its first in-person presentation! Audiences will experience innovative motion capture technology coupled with tried-and-true video game tools, to bring visually and musically dramatic avatars into their world. Bringing together professionals from the opera, theatre, dance, hip-hop, and video game industry, this cross-sector collaboration results in a genre-defying work that redefines opera for the modern age.
Suitable for all ages, this experience can be enjoyed by folklore and fantasy lovers, opera goers and gamers, and beyond!
Inferno is a new hip-hop opera in development by IndieFest 2022 resident artist, Omari Newton and Amy Lee Lavoie. The workshop blends hip-hop, rap, beat boxing, sampling, R&B, and contemporary opera in celebration of BIPOC voices. The story reimagines ‘Dante’s Inferno’ as a feminist, anti-establishment, anti-collonial allegory, with the story’s framed layers of Hell representing oppressive systems of power. By analyzing the presence of Paradiso on this historical work, and by pairing opera’s high stakes and emotional richness with hip-hop’s text driven, poetic aesthetics, this musical fusion will ultimately culminate in an illustration of paradise for BIPOC people and communities.
This is an accessible performance space.