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Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Guerilla Opera to Perform at Opera Conference 2011

BOSTON, MA (April 2011)—Leaders of the opera industry will gather in Boston from May 7-11 for Opera America’s Annual Opera Conference, whose 2011 theme is “Opera Entrepreneurship: Building on Tradition.” For the event, Guerilla Opera will serve as production liaison for the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) which will host the New Works Sampler, which will be presented at OBERON in Cambridge on May 9. The New Works Sampler features local Boston opera companies presenting scenes from new operas that have been or will be premiered this season nation-wide. Registration for the Opera Conference 2011 is required for admission to this event. More information is available at www.operaamerica.org/content/conference.

In addition, Guerilla Opera will present two encore performances of Heart of a Dog, by Rudolf Rojahn. Composed in 2007, Heart of a Dog was revived this past September in a new production by director Copeland Woodruff, a three-time winner of the National Opera Association Best Production Award. In February 2011—at the invitation of the University of Memphis—Guerilla Opera performed Heart of a Dog, and engaged the student body with a series of master classes and discussion panels.

The two performances of Rojahn’s Heart of a Dog are on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. in Studio 401—The Boston Conservatory Theater at 31 Hemenway St., Boston, MA. Tickets for all performances are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and free for students with valid IDs; tickets can be purchased from The Boston Conservatory Box Office at 617-912-9222 or online at http://bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com.

Guerilla Opera will be holding talk-backs directly after each performance with the composer, director, cast, and ensemble of Heart of a Dog.

**Please note that the audience will be standing and walking throughout the theater for the duration of the show (approx. 35 min). No audience seats will be available. There will also be use of strobe lights.**

FEATURED ENSEMBLE:

Brian Church (DOCTOR)
Patrick Massey (ASSISTANT)
Glorivy Arroyo (HOUSEKEEPER)
Aliana de la Guardia (DOG)
Sean George (CARNIVAL BARKER)
Kent O’Doherty (SAXOPHONE/SUITOR)
Gabriela Diaz (VIOLA)
Javier Caballero (CELLO)
Mike Williams (PERCUSSION)

PRODUCTION ARTISTS:
Directed by Copeland Woodruff

Scenic design by Julia Noulin-Mérat
Lighting design by Tláloc Waterman-López
Costume design by Adrienne Carlile
Puppet design by Sean Cote.

ABOUT GUERILLA OPERA
Guerilla Opera is an Ensemble-in-Residence at The Boston Conservatory, whose mission is to foster a new repertoire of progressive chamber operas written specifically for them and to be performed in intimate theatrical settings. Guerilla Opera performances are fully-staged, unconducted productions that require the highest level of virtuosity and musicianship. For more information visit us online at www.guerillaopera.com.
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