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The Night Falls

AOP invites you to a preview of music from The Night Falls, a new dance-driven blend of opera and music theatre.

About this Event

At times of great crisis, the Sirens emerge from the depths to sing to the lonely, the desperate, the lost. Felisberto, George, and Angela begin to suspect that the Sirens are summoning them to a Floridian tourist trap called "The Night Falls": a derelict campground and watery grotto, home of "the world's eeriest echoes." Once there, each discovers they are not alone— and that they have so much more than a nightmare in common.

The Night Falls is a dance-driven blend of opera and Floridian folklore choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher (NYC Ballet), with book and lyrics by Karen Russell (Swamplandia!), music and lyrics by Ellis Ludwig-Leone (San Fermin), and set design by Jason Ardizzone-West (Jesus Christ Superstar NBC). The Night Falls is new American mythology that asks if art and community can successfully combat nihilism and despair—and if humble humans can brace themselves against the song of the Sirens.

Featuring performances by Catherine Brookman, Ju-eh (Juecheng Chen), Sishel Claverie, Matthew Gamble, Melissa Harvey, Trevor Martin, David Merino, and Laura Virella.

The American Opera Project welcomes you to preview our newest groundbreaking, genre-defying work, meet the artists, and begin the seductive path into The Night Falls. Reception to follow.

- Mila Henry, Artistic Director & Matt Gray, General Director

Earlier Event: August 10
Vault Allure Music Festival
Later Event: November 9
The Live Album Experience