Opera Philadelphia’s virtual channel is set to present the premiere of Rene Orth and Kanika Ambrose’s “Taktakshoo” starting on Nov. 19, 2021.
The showcase, which will star Kristen Choi and a quartet of dancers, fuses opera and K-pop, marimba and electronics, with an aim to explore electronics in opera.
“Opera is long overdue for live vocal electronic manipulation,” Orth said in an official press statement. “[‘Taktakshoo”] is an exploration of my favorite things – opera, electronica, dance, emotional journeys, technology, a set of diverse and amazing collaborators, and a push of boundaries.”
The opera is directed by Jeffrey Page and was filmed at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia back in October. Video production and post-production was handled by Kevin Eikenberg and Evan Chapman of Four/Ten Media.