March 12, 2021
Note: This event is online-only. To view the upcoming stream, go here.
From the organizers:
“Let My Body Eat The Sun is a contemporary opera that presents an otherworldly story of life, death and afterlife based on Christie Blizard’s ongoing exploration of posthuman possibilities. Written and scored by the artist, the opera features performances by mythical Texas characters – – a tumbleweed, an armadillo and a cactus – – and alien improvisational singers. Together they follow the exploits of an unnamed masked protagonist, joining in for moments of frenzied and gleeful dancing and also witnessing a deadly encounter with a mattress. Eventually reborn as a visitor from a different universe, Blizard’s protagonist is transformed by a spectacular bird. Combining elements of traditional operatic drama with classical mythology, science fiction and the surreal, Blizard’s opera summons the spirit of Caruso in a colorful and absurd 21stcentury Western vision.”