Hold on to your flip flops.
The subject matter, ambition, and scope of a new opera heading for Portland sound extremely exciting.
Coming to the Newmark Theatre for two nights, September 5 & 6 2014. Info
“Set in coastal Louisiana amidst the devastation of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, it tells the story of a fictional soldier returning from Afghanistan to his wife. Together, they face the challenges of his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and her struggles to maintain the family business. Through a rich combination of modern and ancient music, The Canticle ultimately reveals the healing power of a primal force of divine love, represented by the Black Madonna, which transforms them both forever and touches all who witness it.”