“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.
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – 8:00pm
Opera Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Film Center
Featured Work BLACK LODGE