Europera 5 (1991) was John Cage's last and most portable opera. It is a collage scored for two singers, each singing five arias of their own choosing from the standard opera repertoire. A pianist accompanies them by playing six different opera transcriptions. They are joined by a single 78-rpm victrola player, playing six historical opera recordings and a performer playing a pre-recorded tape, plus the use of a radio and a silent television.
This performance features Martha Herr (soprano), Tom Kostusiak (lighting), Don Metz (Truckera tape), Amy Williams (piano), Jan Williams (Victrola-78-rpm), and Robert Zimmerman (tenor).
Admission is $15 for general public and $5 for Burchfield Penney members.
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