Opera Elect to Present Filmed Opera Concert “A Very Human Experience”

By Chris Ruel

Boise, Idaho-based Opera Elect will be presenting “A Very Human Experience,” a filmed opera concert on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm EDT.

The concert will feature the world premiere of “The Anthropocene Vignettes” by Jessi Harvey, “Non Motus” by Marc Hoffeditz and Ilana Fogelson, and “Sense of Self” by Lisa Neher and Kendra Leonard.

The three short operas connect to create the concert’s theme, “A Very Human Experience,” by foregrounding ordinary moments like sitting in traffic and more impactful experiences such as having to make a difficult medical decision or adjusting to quarantine and the pandemic.

Featured artists include soprano Jordan Bowman, mezzo-soprano Madelein Bowman, mezzo-soprano Edith Grace, soprano Kendra Kae, and pianists Mike McAndrew and Daniel Nerger. Following the premiere, there will be an opportunity to join all the composers and performers for an exclusive interview.

“This filmed concert represents how much we have grown as people and as a company through the thick and thin of last year. The artists involved have put their heart and soul into these works in an effort to deliver their best in the filming and recording process. We are still learning about the ins and outs of recording the operatic voice, filming, and editing; however, it has uncovered a deep creativity and vulnerability in our performance. There is something to be said for the short opera and new work films. Live performance is incredible, and we look forward to the day we can do that without the logistical health concerns,” stated Opera Elect’s artistic director Jordan Bowman in the press release.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the company’s website.