Towards a New Opera! Ep 2: image, body, text, & music, Carmina Escobar
Towards a New Opera! is a new podcast intended to engage discussion with diverse artists on the expanding possibilities of new American opera. What does a new opera look and sound like if classical music is not treated as a culturally ‘superior’ form?
How can conceptual artists from outside the field be engaged in the ‘public dreaming’ of new approaches? Each is a ‘message in a bottle’ — with the dream of awakening new connections across vast cultural seas.”
Created by Alexander Gedeon
Design by Yuki Izumihara
A co-production of Long Beach Opera & Social Convention
— for mature audiences —
Alexander Gedeon is a stage director and performer born and based in Los Angeles, working primarily in the field of contemporary opera. He is currently Long Beach Opera’s Minister of Culture.
The Towards a New Opera! intro/outro theme is an interpolation of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace’ with Philip Glass’s ‘Dance No. 1’.