“Life Altering” Opera!
by Melissa Wimbish
An old friend of mine predicted that Michael Jackson would find a way to freeze himself until technology developed enough so he could turn himself into a robot, live forever, and take over the world. Clearly MJ didn’t get the memo and it was instead intercepted by Tod Machover, composer of Death and The Powers, a new opera which expands on this idea of immortality via robot:
“A wealthy man, struggling with a debilitating disease, decides to amputate himself. His mind will be severed from his body and hosted into a machine. He is buying eternity…Will he be the same person as a nonperson? How does one love a machine?”
Read more from reviewer Katy Walsh about the fantastic cast and “life-altering” production here: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/the-fourth-walsh/2011/04/review-death-and-the-powers-life-altering-experience.html#ixzz1IeaN5fD2
Purchase tickets for performances on April 6th, 8th, or 10th: http://tickets.chicagooperatheater.org/tickets/calendar.aspx