July 2, 1905 | Nautilus Music-Theater
The Risk of Flight
Composer:Mary Ellen Childs
Librettist:Mary Ellen Childs
Synopsis
The Risk of Flight is an opera that looks at the nature of flight and the infinite by exploring three experiences of flight: 1930s barnstormers, space exploration and experience of a mystic, in the character of a knitter who never moves from her rocking chair. Interspersed with the three stories are a series of interludes expressed primarily in music and video imagery.

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Opera Fund/Canadian Opera Creation Fund2008

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Vocal & Musical Forces
five singer/actor/movers, a group of four to six instrumentalists and recorded sounds


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