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UPON REFLECTION: An Opera in Ten Images


Music by Frances White
Words and Photographs by Wendy Steiner

upon reflection graphicSherezade Panthaki ~ soprano

Lawrence Lipnik ~ recorders
Beverly Au, Rosamund Morley & Lisa Terry ~ viols

Ryan Closs and Wendy Steiner ~ Projections

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Read an interview between Wendy Steiner and John Thiessen here

Read an interview of John Thiessen with Frances White, Lisa Terry, and Larry Lipnik

Watch video reflections from the artists and creators

This new chamber opera by composer Frances White and librettist/photographer Wendy Steiner features soprano Sherezade Panthaki, Lawrence Lipnik on recorders and Beverly Au, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry on viols. The scene is a gallery opening where a young photographer is speaking to her guests about the contradictions she has felt as a woman artist. She invites them to find her image in each of ten enigmatic photos, to "see her seeing” and with her feel a “rosiness” in life she almost lost. Sherezade Panthaki sings the role of the photographer, and the viols and recorders of Parthenia interact with White's electronic sound and Steiner’s projections in a magical funhouse of reflections.

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3 pm

General Admission ~ $40
Students ~ $25

Mary Flagler Cary Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, Manhattan

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Parthenia Viol Consort is a recipient of a 2024 grant from Chamber Music America’s Artistic Projects program, funded through the generosity of The Howard Gilman Foundation, for the UPON REFLECTION premier.

This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.