The Baruch Performing Arts Center is readying for three nights of laughter and reflection when Fresh Squeezed Opera stages the New York premiere of composer Constantin Basica’s “Knot an Opera!”
“Knot an Opera!” aspires to live on the fringe between solemnity and mockery, ambitious and trivial, (melo)dramatic and comic, traditional and experimental,” says Basica. “Perhaps, above all, my intent was to concurrently honor the genre and to play with aspects that I find problematic in opera.”
The opera explores topics such as internet culture, American pop music, and offers humorous introspection into the genre of opera itself.
“Knot an Opera!” will perform June 28, 29, and 30, 2018. Following the final performance will be a Business Cat Dance Party.
Fresh Squeezed Opera, founded in 2013, continues to showcase new works in its mission to bring contemporary operas to audiences. Prior productions include the world premiere of Jillian Flexner’s “La Zombiata,” and Whitney George’s “The Yellow Wallpaper.”