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    Oceanic Verses

    Presented by at MASS MoCA

    May 18, 2012


    Oceanic Verses

    Composed by Paola Prestini, this multimedia opera follows four separate arcs musically painting a picture of Italy as it once was, a cross section of cultures expressed through song. A Sailor (Claudio Prima) gets lost at sea A Scholar (Helga Davis) investigating immigration loses her suitcase A Mother goes hungry and finds her voice A Soldier (Chris Burchett) crawls through a war zone and finds his love. The story is derived from lost languages, texts of ancient songs, and found poems, woven into a beautiful literary tapestry by librettist Donna Di Novelli. Using a technique of undulating video, film artist Ali Hossaini creates a visual music onscreen that presents the inner lives of the characters on an ultrawide screen that curves around the stage. Players and audience will be immersed in the folkloric landscape that inspired OCEANIC VERSES.


    1040 MASS MoCA Way
    North Adams, MA 01247

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    Admission Info:

    $15.00 general
    $10.00 students

    General Day and Time Info:

    8:00 PM

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