Blakean Art News: Milton
Two performances of the opera Milton will be staged in Boulder, CO, in November 1996. The libretto corresponds to the portion of Blake’s story called, “The Bards Song.” It will be performed by acoustic and synthesized orchestral instruments to accompany a cast of vocalists. They will be visually surrounded by a virtual universe based on Blake’s artwork. Blake’s language of gestures will be incorporated into the choreography. The work has been in progress for two years and has a core staff of 13 members.
Funding is needed to further stage this production and the rest of Milton in
the following years. This will include developing “Virtual Sets” based on Blake’s artwork and to finish
scoring and staging the libretto. If you have any suggestions, and/or want more information, please contact
Dana Harden, Golgonooza Productions, P.O. Box 19614, Boulder CO, 80308-2614, (tel) 303-530-7617.