Apr 26, 2012 - 8:00 PM
Performing Artservices, Inc., in association with Mutable Music’s Interpretations series and Roulette, is pleased to present Robert Ashley’s opera The Old Man Lives in Concrete – in a newly configured production, running from April 25 through April 28, 2012.
The production features the extraordinary group of singers who have interpreted Ashley librettos for nearly three decades: SAM ASHLEY, THOMAS BUCKNER, JACQUELINE HUMBERT, and JOAN LA BARBARA, and TOM HAMILTON, who processes and mixes the voices and the orchestra.
Robert Ashley has written eight new Portraits (long songs or arias) and many new Incidents (short songs) to make this an entirely NEW PRODUCTION of The Old Man Lives in Concrete. Each performance at Roulette will feature twoPortraits – songs about ordinary people who did extraordinary, outrageous, or dangerous things for which they will never be, and don’t wish to be, recognized – alternating with the shorter Incidents – brief, disjointed thoughts or memories – and with the “old man’s” Observations – sung by ROBERT ASHLEY himself.