Author Archives: Arlene Elkins

Guest Blog: “Brain Power of Students”

by Abby Nordan, age 16 In a rapidly evolving world, opera remains a powerfully timeless form of expression. PermaDeath took themes of classic opera as its vehicle to capture modern ideas that captivate today’s youth; one such theme that comes to mind is mortality. Young people like myself who have grown…

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by Arlene Elkins , 24 hours ago

Guest Blog: “I Am Not Your Typical Opera Patron”

by Kendall, age 16 I am not your typical opera patron. I’m a sophomore in high school, and although I often profess my love for musical theatre, it is in reference to the works of Lin-Manuel Miranda as opposed those of Verdi and Puccini. Opera rarely invites young people into…

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by Arlene Elkins , 2 days ago

Cerise Jacobs premieres “Madame White Snake” in Hong Kong in spring 2019 

For immediate release                                                                                           Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 Cerise Jacobs premieres “Madame White Snake” in Hong Kong in spring 2019 gpetry@21cmediagroup.com On Heels of Triumphant PermaDeath Premiere, Creator and Librettist Cerise Jacobs Announces Hong Kong Premiere of  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera Madame White Snake   PermaDeath (photo credit: Kathy…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 weeks ago

Dress Rehearsal Videos

Composer Dan Visconti took a few videos during this week’s dress rehearsals. …

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

PermaDeath on Boston 25 News

Segment originally aired September 25, 2018 on Boston 25 News.

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

Meet Team Nyx

The three Team Nyx singers (Shirin Eskandani, Chris Carbin, and Stephen Carroll) took some time out of their busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few of our questions. Shirin Eskandani (Aphrodite) How do you relate to your character in PermaDeath? I love love. I love…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

Meet Team Phoebus

The voices behind Team Phoebus take a break from rehearsals to speak with us about PermaDeath’s technology, video games, and their love of baking. Josh Quinn (Apollo) What are you most looking forward to in the premiere of PermaDeath? I think I’m most looking forward to…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

A Note from PermaDeath Director Sam Helfrich

Technology is everywhere: in front of our eyes, at our fingertips, and all around us, delivering information, news, romance, friendship, and a massive amount of entertainment. Every day new advances in technology mean the world is moving faster and faster. PermaDeath is an…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

A Note from PermaDeath Composer Dan Visconti

Why are we here, and what happens when we die? Some aspect of this question forms the bedrock of all philosophy and religion, and each age answers with its own updated myths. In today’s world, we have records and data that will outlast our physical forms;…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

PermaDeath, a New Video Game Opera from Creator and Librettist Cerise Jacobs and Composer Dan Visconti, Premieres in Boston Sep 27-29

    For immediate release                                                                                           Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 The world premiere of the video game opera PermaDeath, written by creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and composed by Dan Visconti, the composer of Opera Philadelphia’s recent Andy Warhol-themed ANDY: A Popera, takes place at Boston’s Emerson Cutler…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 months ago

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