See/Hear...Illuminated Stories in Song
Dec 13, 2020
We wanted to do something on a larger scale while responding to the limitations that COVID-19 has created for live performance, so we came up with the concept of pairing video artists with song cycles - groups of songs that share a narrative theme - to create something that would be collaborative and also safe for singers and audience members. The videos will bring the music to life and can be experienced from home or in a socially distanced performance setting, such as a drive-in.
Five Opera on Tap Colorado singers, Nnamdi Nwankwo, Asha Romeo, Jerome Síbulo, Luisa Marie Rodriguez, and Julie Silver Campbell will record four song cycles by works by Richard Strauss, Ernesto Cordero, Robert Owens, and Nkeiru Okoye that were selected by our singers of Opera on Tap Colorado.
Through an open call process, we received submissions from video artists around the country and four were chosen, including Cai (NYC), David Fodel(CO), Annanya George(CO), and Corwin Evans(Los Angeles) and paired with each song cycle to augment and illuminate the music, keeping the music at the forefront.
Livestream at facebook.com/creativebroomfield/live.
SEE/HEAR is supported by ARTS!Lafayette and Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.