Opera Company to Debut a Show About Andy Warhol


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As part of its 2015 season, Opera Philadelphia has announced they will do a “popera” based on the life and works of Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol 1983, printed 1990 by Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989

ANDY: A Popera has been described as a “cabaret-opera hybrid” and the company has enlisted the help of experimental cabaret troupe Bearded Ladies. The project’s music is first being composed by Philadelphia’s Heath Allen, who specializes in jazz, and then later on, a composer with more of an opera background will come on board.

From now through July, patrons can see bits and pieces of the popera being performed. About a year after that, a full stage production will take place.

[via The New York Times]





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