Creative Team

Composer

DAVID T. LITTLE

Librettist

ANNE WALDMAN

Screenplay & Director

MICHAEL JOSEPH MCQUILKEN

Written for

TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM

DAVID T. LITTLE

ANNE WALDMAN

MICHAEL JOSEPH MCQUILKEN

TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM

About

“Be very careful what you need to know.” So warns the unnamed protagonist of David T. Little’s newest operatic and cinematic creation, Black Lodge. One part haunted house, one part sacred ritual, this new, bold work with a libretto by legendary poet Anne Waldman, blends opera and rock into an alchemical exploration of magic, mystery, regret, and redemption. Great for fans of David Lynch, William S. Burroughs, Nine Inch Nails, Cardiff & Miller, Britten, Stravinsky, and Punk Rock, Black Lodge is an inspired and radical reconsideration of the operatic form by one of America’s most prolific and daring opera composers. Directed by Michael McQuilken, this film is not to be missed.

Support

Opera commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for Opera.

Film commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Opera Philadelphia, the Allen R. and Judy Brick FreedmanVenture Fund for Opera, David & Kiki Gindler, Charlotte Isaacs, and Thomas H. Platz with additional support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Developed by Beth Morrison Projects, Cal Arts Center for New Performance, HERE Arts Center, and REDCAT.

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects

Press

"One of the most imaginative young composers on the music-theatre scene…not a post-classical composer but a classical composer with a surprisingly broad range.”

The New Yorker on David T. Little

"A knack for overturning musical conventions”

The New York Times on David T. Little

"A counter-cultural giant."

Publisher's Weekly on Anne Waldman

“One of the top advocates for American Poetry"

The Huffington Post on Anne Waldman

"The premiere of a new work by the composer David T. Little is always worth exploring, and his operas — “Dog Days,” “JFK” — reveal him to be an especially powerful composer for the voice."

The New York Times

01 / 05

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