SONG FROM THE UPROAR
THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF ISABELLE EBERHARDT
APR 19-21 | 2020
AT&T Performing Arts Center Nancy B. Hamon Hall
APR 19 | 2PM
APR 20 + 21 | 7:30PM
MISSY MAZZOLI COMPOSER
ROYCE VAVREK LIBRETTO
VOICES OF CHANGE
BRONWYN WHITE MEZZO-SOPRANO
JOSHUA L. PEUGH STAGE DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY
UTD ATEC LIGHTSQUAD PROJECTIONS OMAR DAVILA | PABLO REYES
After experiencing the death of her parents and brother in quick succession, Isabelle Eberhardt, a native of Switzerland, travelled alone to Algeria. Against societal norms, Eberhardt dressed as a man, joined the Algerian army, married an Algerian soldier, converted to Islam and was initiated into Qadiriyya, a Sufi order. Singers and instrumentalists tell Eberhardt’s story from the remaining fragments of her writing, with newly commissioned staging, choreography and immersive projections. This innovative restaging of American composer Missy Mazzoli’s opera in one act, Song from the Uproar will be an intimate and thought-provoking contemporary performance that addresses themes of gender identity and mental health.
Presented by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival and part of the SOLUNA Festival Passes.