vocal OPERA America Members Portal
Login      

Death and the Powers
Composer:Tod Machover
Librettist:Robert Pinsky
Synopsis
Simon Powers, a businessman and great inventor, faces the questions of his legacy at the end of his life as he tries to defeat death through technology. He is surrounded by Evvy, his third wife; Miranda, his daughter; and Nicholas, his rehearch assistant and adopted son, whom he rescued and rehabilitatesd into a half-human, half-robot being.

Productions
Click company name to view productions details.
COMPANYTITLEDATES
Dallas OperaDeath and the Powers2/2/2014 - 2/16/2014
Chicago Opera TheaterDeath and the Powers4/4/2011 - 4/10/2011


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
Click here to learn more about OPERA America granting programs.
GRANT NAMEYEAR
New Works Exploration Grants2011

Title Information

All information is derived from OPERA America's Season Schedule of Performances and titles databases which date back to 1991. OPERA America is constantly updating this data. If you feel that a work or an artist has been omitted or that information is incorrect, please use the linked forms below.
Title Information Form
Artist Information Form

Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
1:30

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
The music of Death and the Powers will represent a bold step forward towards a new kind of opera. Innovative disembodied performance techniques will be designed especially for this work, especially for Simon whose performance will mostly tak

Original Cast
James Maddalena (Simon Powers)
Patricia Risley (Evvy)
Joélle Harvey (Miranda)
Hal Cazalet (Nicholas)
Frank Kelley (The United Way)
David Kravitz (The United Nations)
Tom McNichols (The Administration)



 
STORED ADMIN COOKIE *
actor id: 0
name:
company:
email
ind id: 0
memb level: 0
expiration date: 12:00:00 AM
current url: /Applications/NAWD/titles.aspx
Login As
* Visible only to OPERA America Administrators for testing purposes. Shows security cookie contents.
 
 
————
National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
212.796.8620   •   Info@operamerica.com
CONNECT WITH US
                 

PARTNERS
 
Terms of Service   •   Privacy Policy   •   Copyright Policy   © Copyright 1995–2022 OPERA America Inc.