Oceanic Verses by Paola Prestini and Donna Di Novelli

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Oceanic Verses by Paola Prestini and Donna Di Novelli


Date:
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Time:
7:30PM
Address:
1 Pace Plaza
URL:
Fee:
Free

Description:

The River To River Festival presents the New York premiere of acclaimed new music composer Paola Prestini's Oceanic Verses. This full-length multimedia opera created in collaboration with librettist Donna Di Novelli, film artist Ali Hossaini and director Kevin Newbury is set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, where two ghosts re-enact their courtship, a sailor searches for lost songs, and a scholar discovers a common past. Julian Wachner conducts a stellar line-up of musicians including NOVUS NY, the contemporary music ensemble of Trinity Wall Street, The Washington Chorus, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy and soloists Christopher Burchett, Helga Davis, Nancy Lundy and Claudio Prima. At Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street.


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