Photo Journal: New York City Opera's VOX Festival

Classic Arts News   Photo Journal: New York City Opera's VOX Festival
New York City Opera presented readings of 12 new or unperformed American operas at its VOX Festival at New York University on May 5 and 6.

For the first time in VOX's history, the festival included electronic music, including Anne LeBaron's Crescent City, a tale of a fictional city recovering from a Katrina-like disaster with a libretto by Philip Littell, and scenes from composer/DJ Mason Bates' first opera, California Fictions.

The festival also included Thomas Pasatieri's new work Frau Margot, set to a libretto by Frank Corsaro and featuring soprano Lauren Flanigan in the title role, and Los Angeles-based percussionist/composer William Kraft's setting of Anchee Min's memoir, Communist China Red Azalea, with a libretto by Christopher Hawes.

Photos by Carol Rosegg.

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