Andy Warhol pop opera at the Opera Philadelphia



2015-07-15 12:43:43

A pop opera based on the life of Andy Warhol is to open at the Opera Philadelphia from September 10-25.

Dan Visconti, the show's composer, explains: “By combining the collaborative rehearsal and creation process of devised theater with the compositional rigor of classical opera, ANDY combines both influences into something new and promising.

“So much of what fascinates me about Warhol’s life and work has to do with the contrast—and strange link—between the ubiquitous and the special, the mass-produced and the handmade.

"The new show grapples with this profound issue and others while also keeping the wacky, surreal, and experimental flavor that came to define Warhol’s world."

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