Going big: World premiere opera tackles war, PTSD, gulf oil spill | THE CANTICLE OF THE BLACK MADONNA by Ethan Gans-Morse and Tiziana DellaRovere hits Portland in September

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

More coverage:

6.19.2014 Oregon Arts Watch Preview
6.26.2014 Films for Action: How Can an Opera Help Vets with Combat PTSD?

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“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.”

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Ethan Gans-Morse, Composer
Ethan Gans-Morse, Composer
Tiziana DellaRovere, Librettist
Tiziana DellaRovere, Librettist
Kristine McIntyre, Director
Kristine McIntyre, Director
Michael Mayes, Adam
Michael Mayes, Adam
Lindsey Cafferky, Mara
Lindsey Cafferky, Mara
Gwendolyn Brown, The Black Madonna
Gwendolyn Brown, The Black Madonna