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15Apr/19

DIVIDE LIGHT: AN EXCLUSIVE OPERA FILM SCREENING

(photo by Skyler Smith)

Lesley Dill’s Divide Light will have a special screening April 18 at SVA Theatre (photo by Skyler Smith)

SVA Theatre
333 West Twenty-Third St. between Eighth & Ninth Aves.
Thursday, April 18, $15, 8:00
www.nohrahaimegallery.com
www.dividelight.com

On April 18, multidisciplinary American artist Lesley Dill will present an exclusive screening of her experimental opera, Divide Light, at the SVA Theatre. The opera, based on the complete poetry works of Emily Dickinson, was conceived and created by Dill, with music by Richard Marriott, performed by New Camerata Opera, accompanied by the Curiosity Cabinet String Quintet; the film is directed by Ed Robbins. The multimedia opera, which debuted at the Montalvo Arts Center in the summer of 2008, links the nineteenth-century Transcendental movement to the present day, using words, music, black-and-white and color projections, and extravagant costumes. Among the Dickinson poems in the opera are “For Each Ecstatic Instant,” “I Am Afraid,” “I Am Alive,” “Much Madness,” “The Soul,” and “The Loneliness.” Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance; seating is limited.

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