Opera Theater

Angel’s Bone

Composed by Du Yun ’01/Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Directed by Christopher Mirto
Conducted by Matthew Chamberlain ’13, MM ’14

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m. - opening night sponsored by Cleveland Opera Theater
Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets required: Free. Reserve your tickets.
Location: The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, 180 W. Lorain St.

Angel’s Bone is a new work of opera theater that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. X. E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: They bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails…then lock them in a room and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains.

Angel’s Bone is a one-act opera that melds chamber music, theater, punk rock, opera, cabaret, and electronics, exploring the dark effects and motivations behind modern-day slavery and the trafficking industry.

Angel’s Bone was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Graphic by Ryan Sprowl