a chamber opera about women, wolves, and war

California tour (click on venue links for directions):

Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m. Los Angeles - the wulf. - free admission

Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. San DiegoExperimental Theatre, Conrad Prebys Music Building - free admission

Featuring sopranos Natalie Moran, Stephanie Aston, Jessica Aszodi, and conductor Stephen Lewis

Ensemble:  Michael Matsuno, Samuel Dunscombe, Nicolee Kuester, Ryan Nestor, Judith Hamann, Kyle Motl, and Colin Zyskowski, sound

Hoods is an evening-length chamber opera based on Euripides’ Hekabe and Red Riding Hood, parallel stories of women in extremis. Setting myth and fairytale in the context of late empire and perpetual war, the opera explores themes of violence, gender, and metamorphosis. Three singers each play multiple roles from two stories of women and beasts transforming into one another. Helicopter and animal recordings harmonize with live chamber music.

This program is sponsored by grants from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and the Music Department of the University of California, San Diego.