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Published on Jul 15, 2012
Certitude and Joy A chamber opera by Erling Wold presented by Erling Wold's Fabrications and the Paul Dresher Ensemble Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco March 2012
The Proem We read from The Doors of Perception, hear of my youth and learn of faith.
The Opera Scene 1: In which we meet God and LaShaun. Scene 2: LaShaun's youth, where she is confronted by death, madness, loneliness. Scene 3: In which we meet her children, and learn of the curse of being chosen. Scene 4: Migraine. Scene 5: An Old Testament lesson, in which the children are taken sightseeing. Scene 6: In which she kills her children. Treyshawn Taronta Joshoa Scene 7: The wheels of justice: the police, the diagnosis. Scene 8: The letter to her children. Scene 9: Reality.
Laura Bohn and Jo Vincent Parks Bob Ernst and Talya Patrick Kerry Mehling and Travis Santell Rowland ZOFO duet: Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann
music and words Erling Wold director Jim Cave music director Bryan Nies set design Mikiko Uesugi choreography Kerry Mehling costumes Laura Hazlett lighting Clyde Sheets publicity Mona Baroudi design Karen Johnson photography David Papas stage manager Catherine Elise Reser fabrication Russ Milligan fundraising Kyoko Yoshida pier photo Travis Jensen
Funded in part by The Opera Fund of Opera America Theater Bay Area CA$H Subito grant from American Composers Forum