Nicholas DeMaison to lead premiere of Hagoromo at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Nicholas DeMaison to lead premiere of Hagoromo at Brooklyn Academy of MusicDate posted: 2015-11-01 15:45:29
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Music by Nathan Davis
Libretto by Brendan Pelsue
Choreography by David Neumann
Puppetry by Chris M. Green
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
Conceived and directed by David Michalek
Presented in association with American Opera Projects
Nov. 3-8, 2015
An angel’s garment, possessed of mysterious powers, falls to a remote island on Earth, where it is found by a poor fisherman. To get it back, the angel offers up her greatest celestial gift: a dance of incomparable beauty.
Dance icons and former New York City Ballet principals Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, contralto Katalin Károlyi and tenor Peter Tantsits, and puppets by Chris Green come together in this inspired reimagining of a Japanese Noh theater classic. With choreography by David Neumann, costumes by Belgian fashion icon Dries Van Noten, and an original score by Nathan Davis—performed live by the International Contemporary Ensemble and Brooklyn Youth Chorus, conducted by Nicholas DeMaison—Hagoromo merges genres to send a stranded spirit back to heaven.
Set design by Sara Brown
Lighting design by Clifton Taylor
Costumes by Dries Van Noten
Sound Design by Jody Elff
Dramaturgy by Norman Frisch
April 17, 2019 5:00 PM
EMPAC Concert Hall
A concert feature student pianists performing repertoire ranging from the classics to contemporary music, including members of the Rensselaer Orhcestra.