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“Guerilla Opera serves a tasting menu of its past and future” Boston Classical Review

Aaron Keebaugh from the Boston Classical Review writes: “On Wednesday night at Club Oberon in Cambridge, Guerilla Opera, Boston’s experimental opera company, looked to the past as well as to the future.

In a concert performance of scenes from two works the company has performed previously—Per Bloland’s Pedr Solis and Marti Epstein’s Rumpelstiltskin—Guerilla Opera’s singers and musicians returned listeners to the dark and delightfully weird sound worlds that have become a hallmark of the company’s shows. A short scene from Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s A Dead Body, which will make its full world premiere in 2020, revealed that those sounds should remain powerful expressive tools in operas to come.” Read more.

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Guerilla Opera Works with Visually Impaired Patron to Make New Works Accessible

Lead by co-founding member, Aliana de la Guardia, Guerilla Opera is launching a new outreach program to support a deeper, richer and interactive experience for patrons with visual disabilities.

This project was developed in collaboration with Nicolas Martinez, a young musician with visual disability and friend of the cast. Martinez attended a production and he and de la Guardia immediately recognized the potential to more fully engage with and enhance the experience of visually impaired patrons.

This outreach, which supports Guerilla Opera’s educational mission to enhance engagement and further a deeper, richer understanding of the art form, will include the following additions to Guerilla Opera’s programming:

  • One performance from each production will include guided pre-concert tactile tours of the set as well as the company’s usual talk-backs with the composers and creators,
  • Large print program books, and
  • Audio guides & program book narration available for download and to stream from any mobile devices. These will be embedded on the company website and easily downloadable through the Podcast iPhone app, and shared through social media.

The amenities available for Guerilla Opera’s upcoming concert production, “Emergence I,” on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00PM in the OBERON at 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge, MA, include an online audio narration of the evening’s concert program, narrated by Nicholas Martinez, and PDF versions of program text, concert program narration transcript, and the program book online at http://guerillaopera.org/season/emergence/.


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Nicholas uses a Braille tablet to read the transcript. Here he is describing how it works and talking about another technology that would be a game changer!

“Emergence I,” is a concert presentation featuring a first-listen to new music from Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s A Dead Body based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, libretto by Franny Zhang, as well as beloved revivals of Marti Epstein’s magical Rumpelstiltskin and Per Bloland’s dark and brilliant Pedr Solis with libretto by Paul Schick.“Emergence I” is for one night only. Admission is $20.00 and tickets can be purchased now online at www.cluboberon.com, by phone at 617-547-8300 and at-the-door one hour before curtain at the OBERON.

For questions regarding ADA Seating and other accessibility specifics please call the OBERON directly at 617-547-8300.

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Guerilla Opera Looks to the Future at their Season Finale!

Whet your appetite for the “enterprising” (Opera News) Guerilla Opera’s productions and recordings to come at “Emergence I,” a concert presentation featuring a first-listen to new music from Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s A Dead Body based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, libretto by Franny Zhang, as well as beloved revivals of Marti Epstein’s magical Rumpelstiltskin and Per Bloland’s dark and brilliant Pedr Solis with libretto by Paul Schick.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:00PM
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA
Admission $20.00
Tickets can be purchased online
by phone at 617-547-8300
at-the-door one hour before curtain

The performing ensemble includes Guerilla Opera co-stars: baritone Brian Church and soprano Aliana de la Guardia reprising original roles, violinist Gabriela Diaz, clarinetist Rane Moore, saxophonist Philipp Stäudlin, percussionist and artistic director Mike Williams, and newcomers: cellist Stephen Marotto and mezzo-soprano.

Visit our event page for a full description or purchase tickets online now.

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