Seeds Under Nuclear Winter

An Earth Opera

Ticket price: 

$30.00 in advance or $35.00 at the door

The Earth Opera takes place in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and centers around planetary rebirth, finding light and beauty in the darkest times, and on our deep connection with all living things, our planet, and with each other. Orchestrated for harps, ethereal choral voices, South American/Andean traditional instruments, Indonesian/Sudanese gamelan orchestra, chamber strings, droning harmoniums, dulcimer, bells, piano, and earthy percussion/frame drums, the Earth Opera steps into otherworldly realms and unfolds upon a non-linear and timeless path, similar to the way we dream. Characters include dancing Deities from around the world (Hanuman, Green Tara, Jesus), ethereal Seraphim choirs, Virtues and Prophets, serpents, birds, narcissistic dictators, monks, dream-beings, Saint Margaret of the Parking Lot, children of the future, and many other luminous beings.

The work transforms visions, dreams, and spiritual experiences into a completely immersive experience. The Earth Opera was composed and developed by Elizabeth Clark within the quiet mountain sanctuary and artist retreat of Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock, NY over the course of a three-year artist residency.

Earth Opera Cast, 2022:
Andes Manta, Mamalama, Catskill Mountain Gamelan, Peter Wetzler, Jaguar Mary X, Lisa Barnard Kelley, Elwin Cuevas, Noa Graham, Philip x Levine, Annie Roland, Henry Lowengard, Dorcinda Knauth, Rusty Boris, Cornelia Logan, Amy Recchia, Bill Brovold, AnnMarie Tedeschi, Asa Graham-Lowengard, Erika McCarthy, James Adelman.