January 15 – January 16 | $15
Paola Prestini specializes in works that transcend disciplinary boundaries. In Aging Magician, presented as a work in progress at PROTOTYPE, Julian Crouch, Paola Prestini and Rinde Eckert create an integrated tale spun from musings on life and death, failed and imagined loves, and attempts at greatness. Through these discoveries an aging magician is placed on the boat ride of his life.
January 10 – January 13 | $20
33 1/3 Collective's Bluebeard was first viewed by PROTOTYPE producers at Operadagen Rotterdam. As PROTOTYPE's first International work, Bluebeard (Zwolle, Netherlands), will make its North American Premiere in a co-presentation with 3LD Art & Technology Center. The basics of a classical theatrical setup are shifted with virtual, multilayered, and enigmatic spaces visualized with a mysterious soundtrack.
January 11 – January 16
PROTOTYPE Conversations will be held with pioneering artists and visionary leaders in the opera-theatre and music-theatre arts world at January 2013's APAP conference and the Opera America National Opera Center. Panels wil provide insight into and provoke discussion about the rapidly growing body of chamber-sized opera-theatre and music-theatre work that is ready to explode onto the national scene.
January 11 – January 18
PROTOTYPE's New York Premiere of Soldier Songs is an evening-length multimedia event from composer David T. Little co-presented by PACE Presents at the MIchael Schimmel Center. Soldier Songs combines elements of theater, opera, rock-infused concert music, and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of a soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war.
January 9 – January 15 | $20
The World Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s opera Sumeida’s Song on the HERE Main Stage for PROTOTYPE will be the first Arab-American opera to be fully produced on an American stage. Based on the classic play by the well-regarded playwright Tawfiq El-Hakim, the opera follows the return of a young man to his Egyptian peasant village in an attempt to break its never-ending cycle of violence.
January 10 – January 12 | $20
The dark glam opera band Timur and the Dime Museum presents a galactic multimedia show for the first time on the East Coast in HERE's intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. Fusing avant-garde, pop & vaudeville sounds, Timur and the Dime Museum creates a rich amalgam of sensibilities with Bjork fierceness, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins theatricality.