October 1, 2022 – 9:00 pm

BLACK LODGE (world premiere)

“Be very careful what you need to know.” So warns the unnamed protagonist of David T. Little’s new cinematic opera, Black Lodge. With libretto by legendary poet Anne Waldman and directed/with screenplay by Michael McQuilken, this bold, surrealist work blends opera and rock into an alchemical exploration of magic, mystery, regret, and redemption. Glam opera band, Timur & the Dime Museum, featuring the “stratospheric voice” (Los Angeles Times) of front man Timur, alongside musicians from the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra, perform live in a World Premiere event that is part film screening and part industrial rock opera concert.

October 2, 2022 – 8:00 pm

BLACK LODGE

“Be very careful what you need to know.” So warns the unnamed protagonist of David T. Little’s new cinematic opera, Black Lodge. With libretto by legendary poet Anne Waldman and directed/with screenplay by Michael McQuilken, this bold, surrealist work blends opera and rock into an alchemical exploration of magic, mystery, regret, and redemption. Glam opera band, Timur & the Dime Museum, featuring the “stratospheric voice” (Los Angeles Times) of front man Timur, alongside musicians from the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra, perform live in a World Premiere event that is part film screening and part industrial rock opera concert.