World Premiere : Wed, Aug 13 :: 8PM :: Curtain 8:30PM
The culmination of her life’s work, New York-based visual artist Lesley Dill’s new opera Divide Light is based on the complete works of poet Emily Dickinson. Composed by Richard Marriott, founder of Club Foot Orchestra, Divide Light follows a dramatic and emotional contour, exploring a range of emotions from joy, ecstasy and fear to vulnerability and exhilaration. A journey of the soul, Divide Light features lush performances by Del Sol String Quartet; the 45-voices of The Choral Project; Jennifer Goltz, soprano; Kathleen Moss, mezzo soprano; and Andrew Eisenmann, baritone. The performers sing Dickinson’s words and wear them scrawled across ravishing costumes. The set is a stunning video installation of poems and Dill’s evocative black-and-white photographs.
Divide Light is commissioned by Montalvo Arts Center, and supported in part by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation Multi Arts Production Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Divide Light is sponsored by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.
- Take a look at the MUSIC PROGRAM for Divide Light.