Original Opera: “En La Ardiente Oscuridad”
En la ardiente oscuridad is a new, Spanish-language chamber opera with music by Omar Najmi and a libretto adapted from the 1947 play by Antonio Buero Vallejo. This thrilling original opera follows the conflict between Carlos and Ignacio, two students in a school for the blind. The cast, featuring a mix of sighted, blind, and visually impaired singers, will be led by baritone John Castillo.
Performances will take place on Friday, September 6, at 7:30 P.M. as well as on Sunday, Septermber 8, at 2:00 P.M., at the Mosesian Center for the Arts Black Box theater at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown.
The performance will be followed by a talkback/panel discussion in which a discussion about tackling issues, including; the representation of the blind community in the performing arts and accessibility of the arts to audience members of all abilities.
Podcast: A window into En la ardiente oscuridad
Because the piece will be sung in Spanish, there is a single-installment podcast that serves to guide the audience through the plot and major musical themes of the opera..
Tickets ($25, general admission) are available for purchase below.
When: September 6th and 8th, 2019
Time: 9/6 – 7:30 P.M. | 9/8 – 2:00 P.M.
Where: The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts | Black Box Theater