PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now burst onto the opera scene in 2013, unleashing a powerful wave of opera-theatre and music-theatre from a new generation of classical and post-classical composers and librettists. The second annual PROTOTYPE Festival continued to focus on innovative chamber-scale works, showing opera like it’s never been seen before: high-tech, edgy, and up-close.
For the 2014 festival, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE brought together a stunning collection of opera and artists, sharing the works of Du Yun, Mohammed Fairouz, David T. Little, Paola Prestini, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears, and more.
“A fertile breeding ground for interesting new work.”
— The Washington Post, January 2014
“The best things come in small (but experimental and thought-provoking) packages. ”
— Wall Street Journal, January 2014
“No one will accuse the composers participating in the Prototype Festival—which, in mid-January, presented half a dozen new operatic pieces around New York—of ignoring contemporary reality. Happily, Prototype offered musical vitality alongside social pertinence. ”
— The New Yorker, February 2014