Wednesday, May 26-Friday, May 28, 8pm: The staged production of Pascal Dusapin’s chamber opera “To Be Sung,” in its West Coast Premiere.
This haunting work, with text by Gertrude Stein, is a kaleidoscope of colors and textures for both voices and instruments; by turns whimsical, dramatic and poignant. Since its 1993 premiere, To Be Sung has been presented more than fifty times throughout Europe.
The cast features singers from from UCSD’s graduate program, along with UCSD faculty member Philip Larson. Directed by Susan Narucki (one of the works’ original cast members), To Be Sung takes place in the Department’s new experimental theatre in the Conrad Prebys Music Center. Guest conductor Julian Pellicano leads members of the Department’s new music group Palimpsest.
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theatre, 7PM: $25 general, 20% discount for UCSD faculty, staff, students. Subscription tickets also available at a greater discount. Tickets available at UCSD Box Office (858.534.TIXS) or at the door.