This ticket is for a live-recorded concert video. The concert recording will be available beginning at 4:00PM Eastern time on Sunday, April 7 and will remain available for two weeks through April 21. Online ticket buyers will receive a link via email that enables them to view the video.
This one-act folk opera by composer Michael Dellaira, based on the best-selling 1856 book of the same name by American explorer Elisha Kent Kane, touches on themes as varied as exploration, discovery, spirituality, and our relationship to the natural world. Dellaira’s score for soloists, chorus, and a small ensemble of instruments is inspired by 19th-century American popular and folk tunes, sea shanties, and hymns. Joining us at this world premiere, a co-production with the Cell Theatre and directed by Kira Simring, will be members of The Harlem Chamber Players and Nuka Alice, an Inuit drum dancer who collaborated in the creation of the work.
|Thule, The Period of Cosmography
|Rogers and Small
|B. E. Boykin
For Arctic Explorations, the soloists will be:
Watch composer Michael Dellaira and Inuk drum-dancer Nuka Alice talk about the creation of the opera and hear excerpts from last year’s workshop here.