By Sheldon Pearce.
Back in 2011, Julia Holter released an album called Tragedy, which was inspired by the Greek tragedy Hippolytus. Now, she’s bringing her Tragedy to the stage as an opera (via Brooklyn Vegan). The Tragedy Opera will be performed at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on June 22 and 23. Created in collaboration with Yelena Zhelezov and Zoe Aja Moore (who she worked with for music videos like “Goddess Eyes II,” an Ekstasis rework of a Tragedy cut), it features new arrangements of Tragedy songs performed by the trio with the Wild Up ensemble.
According to the event listing, “the mise-en-scene of the opera will draw upon the visual elements that originally inspired the music—shadows, reflections, echoes, fragments, statues—and will layer vocal performers, multiple channels of video (both live and sourced content), and performing objects to create a haunting emotional landscape.” Find out more information here.
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