Creative Team

Composer

MICHAEL WEBSTER

Text

EILEEN MYLES

Director

DAVID CHAMBERS

Conductor

JONATHAN YATES

Video & Stage design

PETER FLAHERTY

Costume design

ALIXANDRA GAGE ENGLUND

Lighting design

MARCUS DOSHI

Featuring

MATTHEW CHELLIS, PATRICK COOK, DANIELLE FREEMAN, DANIEL GUNDLACH, MEGAN LOOMIS, DAVID ADAM MOORE, JULIANA SNAPPER, MICHAEL TURAY and AMELIA WATKINS

MICHAEL WEBSTER

EILEEN MYLES

About

An opera-theatre piece by composer Michael Webster and poet Eileen Myles, Hell premiered at Performance Space 122 in March 2006. Grounded in contemporary politics, this multimedia work takes Dante’s Inferno as a point of departure to explore free speech and the role of poetry in post-9/11 America. By returning poetry to a place of central importance in performance, Hell reminds audiences of the necessity of this unique art form in a democracy. At times beautiful, funny, and horrifying, this rich work reflects on war as a tragic alternative to communication in a highly relevant and timely avant-garde opera.

Support

World Premiere at Performance Space 122 (PS122) in a BMP production, March 2006

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