UM Frost Opera Theater Premieres Entanglements at the Lowe Art Museum 4/18/13-4/21/13

UM Frost Opera Theater Premieres "Entanglements" at the Lowe Art Museum
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
The Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables.

General admission is $10. Admission is free for all UM students, faculty and staff, as well as for Lowe members.

The  University of Miami Frost School of Music announces a new opera by composer Charles Norman Mason, entitled Entanglements, that examines the types of personal, family, work and political relationships that can evolve and entwine over time. The opera will be staged in five different galleries throughout the Lowe Art Museum.

“Since scenes are occurring simultaneously, a one hour performance is actually four hours of music,” Mason explains. “If the scenes were presented sequentially, it would be a Wagnerian-length opera, but since five scenes occur simultaneously, it only lasts an hour or two, depending on how much the audience chooses to experience.”

Dr. Charles Norman Mason often composes works that have a parallel with architecture or a physical space, or that affect the flow of people through time and space. Mason has written a number of pieces contemplating what it means to take into consideration the architectural space within which the work will appear.

With a run time of approximately two hours, the audience may choose to experience the scenes in any order they wish (and for as long as they wish), much like the types of non-linear interactions that occur on social media sites. Surfing or skipping scenes is allowed — and even encouraged — providing each audience member with a unique narrative experience.

Frost School of Music students from the Department of Vocal Performance will perform all roles. All artists, schedules, times and locations are subject to change without notice. Refer to the Frost School of Music website or the  Lowe website for the most current event information.

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