Once Upon a Bedtime - July 7-24, 2016
Two children settle down to hear a bedtime story, The Goose Girl, the tale of a princess's magical adventure with her talking horse. Thomas Pasatieri's family opera, based on a Grimms’ fairy tale, is accompanied by a new piece with original music by Michael Oberhauser. Directed by Nick Vargas.
A Fire in Water (Capital Fringe production) - July 10-26, 2014
Re-worked from the previous summer for the Capital Fringe Festival. This production included new text, new music, some changes in cast, and enhanced costumes, sets, and lights.
A Fire in Water Workshop - September 19-20, 2013
Two goddesses try to protect their sons from all harm, but their sons' love for their companions makes them vulnerable - makes them human, allowing them to break like snapped twigs, like fingernails, like hearts. This chamber opera has a libretto by Shannon Berry, music by Terrance Johns and Michael Oberhauser, and was directed by Courtney Kalbacker.
Fallen Angels - July 14-28, 2012
The Fallen Angels Cycle is a set of miniature chamber operas, each about 15 minutes long and each for a cast of three. Each opera takes a religious story, takes it out of a religious context, changes the setting to a modern United States, and focuses on the moral grey area that is behind the "villain"s choices. The idea is to show how people in the present day, when placed in similar situations, might do similar things even if they themselves aren't "evil," as their portrayals typically are in religious literature. Libretto by Shannon Berry and Michael Oberhauser (with public domain poetry), music by Michael Oberhauser.
Imagery in Music - June 29, 2012
Music and art have often inspired one another. In this recital, baritone Rameen Chaharbaghi and pianist Cheryl Branham perform music that explores a wide variety of images, from young lovers together at the height of Spring to a mocking image of the Anglican Church. Alongside the performance, a slide show will display art of all genres and time periods, including photography, sculpture, and painting.