Witchcraft … psychoanalysis … fantasy … for generations, visionary young girls have inspired fascination and fear. Enter the world of Vireo, a gifted teenage girl who finds herself slipping through time between centuries past and present.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center invites you to experience a new work that brings operatic storytelling into the digital age. It’s “Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser”, an episodic made-for-the-screen opera that was filmed in amazing locations across the country. You can see it on screen, and meet the composer, Lisa Bielawa, at the LCCC this Wednesday, July 17.
The evening will begin with a reception for Bielawa in the Chessman Gallery at 6 pm, followed by the screening in the auditorium. We’ll be ordering dinner from M & P Thai, to be delivered at intermission. Bielawa will return for Q & A at the evening’s end.
Directed by Charlie Otte with libretto by Erik Ehn, Vireo’s story takes viewers to iconic locations across the country (including Alcatraz) and features performances by world-renowned musicians like the Kronos Quartet, violinist Jennifer Koh, soprano Deborah Voigt and many more. The title role is played by soprano Rowen Sabala.
At intermission, there will be a complimentary delivery of dinner from M & P Thai in Lincoln City (Pad Prik Khing, Pa Kee Mow or Spicy Basil, with your choice of tofu, chicken or pork). Northwest beer and wine will be available for sale. Tickets are $25 for the screening and Q & A, and $35 with dinner included.
LCCC Membership discount applies!