Opera on Film: SHORTS – OPERA BOLDLY GOES…
Part of Opera Philadelphia’s Opera on Film series
Seven short films that boldly go where no opera has gone before.
GEORGE R. MILLER | USA | 2021 | 4:53 MIN | NR | ENGLISH, GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A live-action, contemporary adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg’s song “Erwartung” (from Vier Lieder, Op. 2, No.1), ERWARTUNG/EXPECTATION recontextualizes the salon-like qualities of western lieder performance to a surrealistic bistro — told through the lens of a cabaret singer’s reflection on a fever-dream encounter with a ghostly muse.
THREE ROMANCES WITH NIKOLA PRINTZ
ERLING WOLD | USA | 2022 | 13:43 MIN | NR | ENGLISH, GERMAN W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Three short operatic films in three styles – three responses to danger, each with its own approach to voice and visuals.
ZACHARY JAMES | USA | 2020 | 7:09 MIN | NR | ENGLISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A music video of Lewis Carroll’s poem from his 1871 novel THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, scored by composer Rene Orth for singer Zachary James.
BRUNO SOARES | PORTUGAL | 2021 | 16:22 MIN | NR | PORTUGUESE W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
After a confrontation between the protagonist (Mauro Ramos) and Death, he faces several changes until realizing that evil is always in him.
BE A DOLL
ALEXA DEXA | USA | 2019 | 8:29 MIN | NR | ENGLISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A woman struggles with perfectionist and submissive conditioning in a world that commands her to “be a doll.”
RAVIV ULLMAN | USA | 2022 | 13:00 MIN | NR | ENGLISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Driven by a frenzied score and stunning choreography, ENTRY follows one woman’s journey as she revisits key moments of the last year — in order to find her voice. Developed in collaboration with indigenous artists based in Ogaa Po Ogeh — the occupied Tewa territory known as Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A THING I CANNOT NAME
AOIFE SPILLANE-HINKS | IRELAND | 2021 | 21:52 MIN | NR | ENGLISH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Three women (Kelli Ann Masterson, Rachel Goode, and Aebh Kelly). All different. Connected only by the intensity of their wildly dissimilar desires.