SONG FROM THE UPROAR: The lives and deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
a collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre
May 6, 8:00pm; May 7, 4:00 & 8:00pm; May 8, 2:00pm
Broadway Theatre Center Studio
158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee
General $28.50 / Student/Artist: $18.50
A ravishing, multi-media event, Song from the Uproar unfolds in surreal episodes drawn from the journals of Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904)
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Photo: Scott Anderson, Design: Andrea Klohn
Music by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Missy Mazzoli & Royce Vavrek
A contemporary opera inspired by the lives and deaths of adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt
A ravishing, multi-media event, Song from the Uproar unfolds in surreal episodes drawn from the journals of Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904). Isabelleâ€™s writings reveal how her nomadic experiences in North Africa mirrored her quest for self-discovery during her short, remarkable life. Featuring mezzo-soprano Colleen Brooks as Isabelle, with Wild Space dancers, Milwaukee Opera Theatre singers, and a chamber ensemble that includes piano, electric guitar, clarinet, flute, bass and electronics, Song from the Uproar invites audiences into Isabelleâ€™s dreams as she encounters love, loss, danger and sacrifice. Through poetic vignettes, expressive dance, and a shimmering score, Song from the Uproar honors a woman of indomitable spirit, who forged a life unlike anyone elseâ€™s, and whose story still resonates.
Music Director: Viswa Subbaraman
Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik, Choreographer: Debra Loewen
Special Thanks to our sponsors:
Jan Serr & John Shannon
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Infinity Benefit Solutions, Inc.
JONCO Industries, Inc.
Supporters of Opera Singers
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