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Ensemble pianist Tae Kim sits down with composer Hannah Lash to talk about her opera "Beowulf." They talk libretto, instrumentation, piano reduction and more!

In this inaugural episode, Keturah speaks with Brenda Huggins, the Director of Engagement Programs at Guerilla Opera in Boston.  They discuss Guerilla Opera's upcoming Libretto Writing Workshop. Aristotle's Elements of Drama, and the missing link of dramaturgy in opera development.

In June Guerilla Opera will revisit one of our favorite productions, the Heart of a Dog 2010 revival production directed by Copeland Woodruff. In anticipation of our watch party, ensemble pianist Tae Kim interviews composer Rudolf Rojahn and percussionist Mike Williams, both co-founding artists and former co-artistic directors of Guerilla Opera.

Heart of a Dog was the first opera written for Guerilla Opera, premiered in 2007. The creative and innovative 2010 production took Guerilla Opera to the next level and put us on the map as not only a musically exceptional group, but also theatrically adventurous.

Aliana de la Guardia hosts and narrates this program presented by Guerilla Opera's All Stars. In celebration of National Poetry Month we’re featuring a selection of poetry and music paired together from Songs of Innocence by William Blake and from 44 Duets for Two Violins by Béla Bartók played by our ensemble member Lilit Hartunian.  Learn more at https://www.guerillaopera.org/all-stars. Transcripts (English/Spanish)

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Nicholas Martinez narrates Guerilla Opera's audio introduction to "Emergence: A Haverhill Story" which features music from "Rumpelstiltskin" by Marti Epstein and describes "The Captivity of Hannah Duston" with music by Lansing McLoskey and libretto by Glen Nelson. To hear music from "The Captivity of Hannah Duston" you will have to come to the live show! Learn more at www.guerillaopera.org/events


Nicholas uses a Braille tablet to read the scripts we send him. Ina YouTube interview he describes how it works and talks about technology that would be a game changer! https://youtu.be/p0YVe_DqVYk

Download this transcript at https://www.dropbox.com/s/0yo2kaw3ajfcuom/2019-05%20Emergence-ProgramNarration-draft.pdf?dl=0  

Download the text for the musical exerpts at https://www.dropbox.com/s/bwsdxa3nh7y8m9b/2019-05%20Emergence-ProgramText.pdf?dl=0 

Nicholas Martinez narrates Guerilla Opera's audio introduction to "Rumpelstiltskin" by Marti Epstein with libretto by Marti Epstein and Greg Smucker. Learn more at www.guerillaopera.org/events.

Download this transcript at https://www.dropbox.com/s/xgdym3bkxpcsfzu/2019-02_Rumperlstiltskin_AudioNarration.pdf?dl=0 

Download the libretto to this opera at https://www.guerillaopera.org/s/Rumpelstiltskin_libretto.pdf 

Nicholas uses a Braille tablet to read the scripts we send him. Ina YouTube interview he describes how it works and talks about technology that would be a game changer! https://youtu.be/p0YVe_DqVYk

Nicholas Martinez narrates the program for Guerilla Opera's Emergence 1, a concert presentation featuring a first-listen to new music from Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s A Dead Body based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, libretto by Franny Zhang, as well as beloved revivals of Marti Epstein’s magical Rumpelstiltskin and Per Bloland’s dark and brilliant Pedr Solis with libretto by Paul Schick.“Emergence I” is for one night only on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00PM at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Admission is $20.00 and tickets can be purchased now online at https://american-rep-live.herokuapp.com/shows-events/guerilla-opera-presents-emergence-i/, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door one hour before curtain at the OBERON. 

Doenload this transcript at: http://guerillaopera.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GuerillaOpera-Emergence1-ProgramNarration-FINAL.pdf

Nicholas uses a Braille tablet to read the transcript. Here he is describing how it works and talking about another technology that would be a game changer! Here's the link to the YouTube Interview: https://youtu.be/p0YVe_DqVYk



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