Creative Team

Composer

GARRETT FISHER

Librettist

ELLEN MCLAUGHLIN

Director

RACHEL DICKSTEIN

Music Director

STEVEN OSGOOD

Scenic design

SUSAN ZEEMAN ROGERS

Lighting design

YUKI NAKASE

Video design

KATHERINE FREER

Costume design

MAIKO MATSUSHIMA

Puppet design

ERIK SANKO & PHANTOM LIMB COMPANY

Dramaturg

KEN CERNIGLIA

GARRETT FISHER

ELLEN MCLAUGHLIN

RACHEL DICKSTEIN

STEVEN OSGOOD

About

Blood Moon is taut, poetic, opera-theatre for three characters who encounter each other on the night of a full moon: a nephew who returns to the mountain top where he left his aunt to die forty years earlier, the ghost of the aunt he abandoned, and the moon that presides over this night of reckoning as it did the night of her death. Inspired by the Noh play Obasute, the piece is a meditation on the end of life, the nature of joy, regret, and whether atonement is possible.

Support

Premiered at PROTOTYPE Festival 2020. Co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts Center in a promotional partnership with Japan Society

Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects. Additional Commissioning support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

This project was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

Press

“Mr. Fisher has combined elements of opera, dance, Indian raga, Japanese Noh theater and more into fusions that have both a ritualistic intensity and an improvisatory freedom…a strong, unified and strikingly individual utterance of unambiguous beauty.”

The New York Times

01 / 01

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BLOOD MOON

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