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Song From the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

An Original, Multi-Media Opera Composed & Conceived by Missy Mazzoli

Voted #3 of Best New Opera Events of 2012 by Time Out New York

Created in Collaboration with Gia Forakis, Stephen Taylor and Royce Vavrek
Directed by: Gia Forakis

The Kitchen
New York City, NY USA
February/March 2012
Beth Morrison Projects (BMP)

Time Out New York Review:

Review: Song from the Uproar
By Marion Lignana Rosenberg

FIVE STARS! ...director Gia Forakis's fluid, gently hieratic choreography & contribute to the magic of this extraordinary piece, a paean to a woman whose indomitable spirit sings on, even in death.

Wall Street Journal Review:

Staying in Character
By Heidi Waleson

Powerful and New.... Gia Forakis' ingenious multimedia staging was built on stylized gesture, incorporating soft-focus black-and-white films by Stephen Taylor that suggested the inner and outer lives of the protagonist without being prescriptive.

conducted by: Stephen Osgood
scenic: Zane Philstrom
costume: Alixandra Gage Englund
lighting: Scott Bolman
film by: Steve Taylor
projection design: S. Katy Tucker
music ensemble: NOW Ensemble
photography: James Matthew Daniel ©.2012

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Song From the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

Conceived & Composed by Missy Mazzol

Galapagos Art Space
Brooklyn, NY USA
May 2009

direction: Gia Forakis
film/video: Stephen Taylor
music ensemble: NOW Ensemble
costume: Alixandra Gage Englund
lighting: Scott Bolman
sound: Dan Bora
production photography: Lindsay Beyerstein

NYTimes Review:

Lonely Swiss Wanderer From Long Ago Becomes Composer's Muse
BySteve Smith

Even before you got into Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, on Friday night, you could tell that anticipation was running high...Live performance and video fused with unusual potency...Abigail Fischer, a mezzo-soprano, confidently navigated a spare, cool staging by Gia Forakis...

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