The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Prototype Festival are thrilled to present mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock and baritone Christopher Burchett in a special concert reading of La Reina, an electro-acoustic opera from composer Jorge Sosa and librettist Laura Sosa Pedroza on Sunday, January 17 at 5pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park.
This powerful new opera in development was inspired by some of the real-life players in the violent drug war taking place in Mexico and the United States. Telling the story of drug queen-pin Regina, La Reina takes a turn for the fantastic when the patron saint of drug dealers, La Santa Muerte, answers her prayers and forces her to take a look back at the choices that have shaped her life.
Commissioned and co-presented as part of InsightALT by American Lyric Theater, Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director.
Music by Jorge Sosa
Libretto by Laura Sosa Pedroza and Jorge Sosa
Conducted by David Alan Miller
In Spanish & English with English supertitles
After just three years on the scene, PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now has been deemed “suddenly indispensable” by The New Yorker. The New York Times called the 2015 festival “bracingly innovative…a point of reference.” PROTOTYPE has produced and presented 91 performances, shared the work of more than 275 local, national, and international artists, exposed visionary work to more that 9,000 people, and filled 19 stages across multiple boroughs of New York City. It has unleashed a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists, and as Opera News proclaimed, “has become a major leader in opera theatre for the twenty-first century.”
Now blazing into its fourth season, PROTOTYPE returns January 6–17, 2016. For more information visit: prototypefestival.org
For more information on La Reina, please visit: http://fiaf.org/events/winter2016/2016-01-17-la-reina.shtml
|What:||Special Concert Reading : La Reina|
|When:||Sunday, January 17, at 5pm|
|Where:||FIAF; Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)|
|Admission:||$20 FIAF/Prototype Members; $25 Non-Members|
|Tickets:||fiaf.org | 800 982 2787|
|Information:||fiaf.org | 212 355 6160|
|Transportation:||Subway – 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;|
|F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue|
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)