[superquote] "Today the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, cooperative effort of all craftsmen." - Walter Gropius, 1919, Bauhaus Manifesto and Program "All the interviewing of former students and faculty are but shallow reminders,
[box]Editor's note: I am so pleased to have this particular crossover in this year's series - for it was largely via early attention to Vavrek's incredible and prolific output as a librettist for the new music community (see earlier entries
SONG FROM THE UPROAR is a "multimedia chamber opera" ...and is like nothing you've ever seen. Marrying intensely rigorous avant classical music from the visionary new composer Missy Mazzoli, with the filmic, aesthetic vision of Stephen Taylor, SONG FROM THE UPROAR is a personal, ecstatic, and immersive response to the life of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904)-- an inspiring and little known tale in which the show's creators found "vibrant and relevant" parallels to their own: to the universal struggles for love and self-discovery in which we all take part.