Robert Ashley: That Morning Thing
Note: Two Sunday performances, 3pm and 8pm
A remounting of Robert Ashley's legendary opera. That Morning Thing was performed only three times (Ann Arbor, MI, Oakland, CA and Tokyo, Japan) in the late 1960s, but the opera acquired its reputation through rumor and the famous recordings of two sections, Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon and She Was A Visitor (on Lovely Music). In three distinct acts plus epilogue, the opera presents the socio-political climate of the times. This new staging by the writer/composer himself promises to be the definitive version of the opera.
Major support for Performa 11 provided by Toby Devan Lewis; Lambent Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; David and Elaine Potter Foundation; Performa Board of Directors; and Performa Producers Circle.
Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible with generous support from The Amphion Foundation, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photo: Joanne Savio
November 19–November 21, 2011
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