South Street Seaport Museum to Host Virtual Discussion for On Site Opera’s Upcoming Work ‘What Lies Beneath’

By Logan Martell
(Credit: Paul Margolis)

On August 17, 2021, South Street Seaport Museum will present “Opera In Depth: Exploring ‘What Lies Beneath,’” a virtual discussion of On Site Opera’s upcoming production of the work.

“What Lies Beneath” is a series of six vignettes which draws upon work such as Anthony Davis’ “Amistad,” Juliana Hall’s “Ahab,” Damien Geter’s “1619,” Britten’s “Billy Budd,” John Ireland’s “Sea Fever,” and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Riders to the Sea. The production will be held on the historic, 1885 ship known as Wavertree.

The panel will discuss topics such as how composers choose their stories, and the production process undertaken by OSO. It will be hosted by the museum’s Senior Director of Programs and Education, Laura Norwitz, and moderated by Co-director Eric Einhorn. Panelists include Co-director Winston A. Bennons Jr., conductor James David Jr., composer Damien Geter, and mezzo-soprano Tesia Kwarteng. The discussion will be held virtually, being broadcast from the Wavertree.

“What Lies Beneath” will run from August 28 – September 2, 2021. Admission is free, with a suggested ticket price of $40, and can be reserved on their website.