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March, 2017

Arenal Theater, Havana. Opera de la Calle launches the inaugural production of Hatuey: Memory of Fire March 3, 2017 the central event of the first ever Celebration of Cuban Jewish Culture in Cuba. Hatuey: Memory of Fire enters the repertory of Opera de la Calle to be performed for Cuban audiences for several years.

   
December in Havana

December, 2016

Click here for Opera de la Calle rehearsal photos by Johnny Moreno!

   

August, 2016

Marcel Breuer House, Rockefeller Brothers Fund's Pocantico Center - Ulises Aquino Guerra, Founding Director of Opera de la Calle comes to New York to meet with Hatuey: Memory of Fire creative and producing team, and Ruth Behar, Director of the Celebration of Cuban Jewish Culture to plan for the first production of Hatuey: Memory of Fire to open in Havana March 3, 2017. Click here for pictures from the retreat.

November, 2015

Music-Theatre Group Music Workshop: First reading/singing of the full score and focus on musical aspects of the new opera. Diane Wondisford of the Music-Theatre Group is shepherding the development of the piece for a premiere in 2017.

May, 2015

Hermitage Residency: Frank finishes composing score.

December, 2014

Sundance Theater Lab at Mass MoCA: First presentation of the work in progress Cuban nightclub opera. Staged reading with music of the first half, and read-through of the rest of the libretto. Click below for photos:

Sundance

February 2014

Sundance Ucross Residency: Elise and Frank write and compose first draft. Click below for photos and a video from the trip:

Sundance