Bard Music Program presents


Opera Workshop 2022

February 5–6

Add to Calendar2022-02-05 7:30 pm2022-02-05 7:30 pmESTCompanions

Directed by James Blaszko
Ensembles, choruses, and solos from operas by Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Arne, Schubert, Nielsen, and more.

Fisher Center, LUMA Theater,
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“If love’s a sweet passion, why does it torment?”

After a year of isolation and distance, Bard Opera Workshop returns with an exploration of intimacy and companionship. Relationships have been radically re-examined in the light of this pandemic—the risk of physical proximity has pushed people to confront the state of their everyday relationships. The results range from newfound families to estrangement and divorce.

The ensemble will perform scenes and arias from the operatic canon that depict the complications of love with this in mind. They will bear witness to each other’s stories, often weaving in and out of scenes and pushing the action forward with devised storytelling. These interactions will culminate in an ode to togetherness (“The Promise of Living”) and hope for a more collaborative future.

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