Upcoming Work-in-Progress: Opera
Helga Davis, a longtime collaborator and muse of Prestini—and another returning MASS MoCA artist—will sing as the narrator with Jeffrey Zeigler performing as the featured cellist. The cast includes a choir and brings to life Hemingway’s seminal characters Santiago, Manolin, and the wife, recast here as the Virgen del Cobre, a goddess in Santería, the Afro-Caribbean faith, who was found floating on a wooden board off the coast of eastern Cuba in 1628. Themes of baseball, ecology, religion, and economy help paint a conflict between progress and tradition, granting a contemporary perspective to a timeless tale.
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Planning on dinner before the show? Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Bright Ideas Brewing or Lickety Split Cafe. A full bar serves Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt; directed by Karmina Šilec and choreographed by Sidra Bell.
MASS MoCA’s artist-in-residence program is supported by the Mellon Foundation.