Bovinus Rex, World Premiere Opera
May 24 - May 27, 2012
"Bovinus Rex" by composer Rudolf Rojahn is an outrageous black comedy exploring the nature of identity and the calculus of quantifiable suffering. In this contemporary spin on the ancient Oedipus story, an animal farmer in rural Ohio invents a machine to slaughter his entire herd in order to pay off his crippling debt. When his fanatic animal rights activist-daughter decides to infiltrate her father's farm, things tragically spin out of control.