Most of you who have been in the Bay Area for quite some time have heard of the Crucible by now. For those of you who have not The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility promoting creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design training in the fine and industrial arts for people of all skill levels. You may have also heard of some of their amazing art performances and if you haven’t, you’re just in time to go to their most recent Fire Opera production which opened just last night and will run through the 21st of January.
I haven’t yet had a chance to take in this show, but I have had the chance to see a couple of the Crucible’s performances and can only say that they have never disappointed. Their shows are a breathtaking array of sight and sound, not to mention unusually spectacular and worth every penny! Be prepared to see a fusion of fire and dance and drama ring your core with delight. I’m getting goosebumps (or fired up) just thinking about it.
The Fire Opera show currently on stage is titled MACHINE: A world premiere Fire Opera. It was written, conceived and directed for The Crucible stage by Mark Streshinsky, who has collaborated on previous Fire shows. The music of MACHINE is by Clark Suprynowicz who is well known in the Bay area for his Jazz and Rock infused compositions of opera and symphonic work.
This spectacular performance features five opera singers, a rock singer and percussionists who “play” the scaffolding-like set. Visual effects including a molten metal pour, fire performers and industrial artists, such as glass blowers and blacksmiths. MACHINE will deliver the kind of awe-inspiring performance that Crucible audiences have come to expect.
“I’m incredibly excited about working with some of the Bay Area’s top opera talent,” said Steven Young, Crucible Executive Director. “MACHINE is going to be a breathtaking, world-class opera, and I’m thrilled that The Crucible is part of bringing the work to life.”
Directed and Libretto by Mark Streshinsky
Score by Clark Suprynowicz
Posted by Catherine on January 13th, 2012 at 3:24 AM | Comments (0)