WINDOWS: Six monodramas combine for a new show from the composer-librettist team Zach Redler and Sara Cooper

March 6, 2013
Sara Cooper and Zach Redler. Photo by Isabelle Selby.

Sara Cooper and Zach Redler. Photo by Isabelle Selby.

Before their musical The Memory Show  debuts Off-Broadway in April, Zach Redler and Sara Cooper return to AOP with a work developed during the Composers & the Voice program. From a prostitute who is desperately in love with her pimp to a teenage father whose baby will just not stop crying, the six monodramas of Windows look at characters dealing with unrequited love.

The 40-minute show will be presented as part of OPERAtion Brooklyn on Saturday, March 23 with performances by Sumayya Ali, Amelia Watkins, Jeffrey Gavett, Justin Hopkins, Brittney Redler, and Etai BenShlomo and direction by Noah Himmelstein with Mila Henry on piano.

Windows is made possible in part by a generous multi-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Zach Redler and Sara Cooper are supported by funding from The New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund and Musical Arts Fund.


AOP to premiere staging of Arvo Pärt’s “L’Abbe Agathon”

October 29, 2008
Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

AOP is proud to announce that on January 11 & 12, 2009 we will partner again with Works & Process at the Guggenheim to present two monodramas set to the music of acclaimed Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Half of the evening will be a dance piece choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and the other half will be AOP’s premiere staging of Pärt’s 2004 composition L’Abbe Agathon, to be dramatized by famed visual artist Sophie Calle. The performers of these two monodramas will be Lauren Flanigan, Wendy Whelan and Albert Evans. AOP & W&P previously collaborated on the workshops of Darkling and the world premiere of Romulus. Stay tuned to the AOP events page for updates.

Watch a video montage created for Pärt‘s “Spiegel im Spiegel”:


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