Ok, ok. I get it. We’ve been going a little lowbrow lately, a little pulpy. Giant robots, superheroes, monsters; all awesome, to be sure, but maybe you’re craving something with a little more… gravitas? This week’s featured Kickstarter is for you. Enter the Philadelphia Opera Collective and Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe.
Enter the world of the original Master of Suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. This year the Collective tackles opera in their unique way by writing an opera that is wholly original.Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe brings Poe’s classics to life with chilling suspense and lurid language. Philadelphia Opera Collective takes on another American storyteller with their signature approach to opera that is both accessible and visceral.
The Philadelphia Opera Collective is a group consisting of young professionals and emerging artists in the operatic field. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for young artists as well as creating a forum where the creative development of the operatic medium is a collective effort among its artists. We hope to use our productions to not only increase the amount of chamber opera in Philadelphia but to craft an environment where opera becomes accessible to those not familiar with the art form.
So, we’ve got accessible American opera with an original libretto (go ahead, I had to look it up as well) based on the work of one of our nation’s most celebrated authors. The team behind the Philadelphia Opera Collective has a great mission to democratize opera, delighting the uninitiated and surprising the connoisseur. Doesn’t get much geekier than that.
The Project: Opera Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe
Creators: Philadelphia Opera Collective
Sweet Spot: Every dollar (or five) helps. Get in on the ground floor and be listed in the credits for $5, or scoop up two tickets and a special thanks for $75.
Funding Deadline: August 9th, 2013
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