Our company, The Opera x Metamorphoses, began in the mountains of Alaska with the goal of bridging communities. We wanted to develop a universal artwork combining music x dance x film + design. The result was our feature-length show, The Opera x Metamorphoses, a devised mutimedia-theater piece performed in April 2018 at Yale.
For six months a team of students x professional dancers from New Haven explored 4 lesser known tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Ultimately this became an examination of relationships: desire x circumstance, spiritual x physical, god x mortal, sister x brother, dream x reality. Conceptually and in practice OxM is committed to diversity. We hope our next show will continue to showcase stories, performers, and sounds traditionally underrepresented in classical music. Our inaugural production was made possible through the generosity of St. Paul UAME Church and the Yale Arts Discrectionary Fund. Tickets to our show were free, and so they will forever be.
The 2018 New Haven production featured the talents of: Luis Antonio / Alayna Bailey / Sharon Bailey / Luna Beller-Tadiar / Jayla Benton / Rocky Bostick / Emma Clarkson / Jake Colavolpe / Cyrus Duff / Andy Evren / Patricia Fa’asua / Anteo Fabris / Gillian Fu / Leonard Galmon / Tully Goldrick / Ann-Marie Gover / Antonio Harvey / Ayotunde Ifaturoti / Jack Lawrence / Francescka McKenzie / Jaquana Ricks / Krista Smith / Seta Waiqolo / Becca Young / Mimi Zschack /