LUMINATO - Tables Turned

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Event Title: LUMINATO - Tables Turned
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Ernest Balmer Studio, 9 Trinity St #316, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $35+
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: luminatofestival.com
Description:

June 16 - 19, 2018

Tapestry Opera

Tables Turned

A fresh take on what opera can be in the 21st century, fusing film, hip hop, and projections in a surprising and exciting way

This is not 19th century opera. Tables Turned was originally presented as part of Tapestry Opera’s experimental Tap:Ex series, a vehicle for exploring modes through which opera might undergo a 21st century rebirth.

From opera singers in kimonos to Sound of Music trip hop covers, Tap:EX Tables Turned is the weirdest and best show ever
— Noisey (VICE)

Vocal maven Carla Huhtanen, soprano, and genre-bending contemporary percussionist Ben Reimer join forces with Montreal composer, turntable artist and electronics specialist Nicole Lizée (Bondarsphere in Life Reflected, Luminato 2017) for the boundary-breaking, multi-media concert Tables Turned. Lizée’s signature destabilization of classic film and video recordings are projected alongside the performers, whose turntables and vocals fight and fuse in live duet. Tables Turned reconfigures iconic moments in film and opera, blurring lines between the real and re-imagined in a captivating display of electronic and vocal virtuosity.

Creative Team

COMPOSER AND TURNTABLES
Nicole Lizée

SOPRANO
Carla Huhtanen

PERCUSSION
Ben Reimer