Breaking....the trilogy has grown into a tetralogy because these Empresses were just too big for three operas... so by 2019, and thanks in part to developmental funding from Opera America, the ICONS/IDOLS series will include IRENE; PRINKIPO; THE EUNUCHS; and THE WILDNESS OF SIN.
We're hugely grateful to all the people and places helping us make this epic creative project a reality. Next month the Byzantine Choral Project creative team (composer Grace Oberhofer, director Colette Robert, music director Robert Frost and me as librettist) are off to the O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut for a mini-residency working on the new material we've written for the second play in the tetralogy. Then on March 25, we'll be presenting a concert presentation of PRINKIPO at The Tank: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3341783
In May, New Georges will be hosting an epic unsung reading of the libretti of IRENE, PRINKIPO and THE EUNUCHS as part of their JAMBOREE 2018.
And then in June, as a culmination of Grace's OPERA America's Grant for Female Composers, supported by the Virginia B. Toulon Foundation, we will be workshopping both PRINKIPO and THE EUNUCHS and presenting a double concert of both plays at OPERA AMERICA. Ticket details for all our presentations will be up on our website: www.byzantinechoralproject.com