New Opera Explores PTSD & the Struggle to Heal: The Canticle of the Black Madonna
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The last date listed for The Canticle of the Black Madonna was Saturday September 6, 2014 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Newmark Theatre
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Isabel Sheridan
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I thought it a most extraordinary opera. So creative and deep. I loved it all: the libretto, the music that didn't necessarily guide the singers, the dissonance in the duets of the angels, the angels themselves, the Black Madonna, the Greek chorus in masks, the play-like intensity of mostly just recitativ (so well acted, too), the interlocking themes of war and environmental destruction - both for oil. I valued the racial diversity and the subtext of strong African American characters helping White characters in community - that experience reflected in art is needed in our world and country.
It just doesn't get better than this.
Quotes & Highlights
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