OPERA STATION


I love Union Station in L.A. It’s a beautiful architectural place in a perfect setting. This is the 75th Anniversary year and be prepared to expect the unexpected as the building is being recognized by the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
union station

Imagine you have just arrived tomorrow, Saturday by train from the mid-west. You leave the train and stroll into the magnificent main hall filled with other arriving and departing passengers.
union station interiorYou suddenly hear opera music and see 11 musicians, eight singers, a conductor, and a group of dancers. You notice they are wondering around the building singing and playing into headsets and then you see people wondering around with wireless headphones on. 160 people is the maximum audience.

They are performing a new opera called “Invisible Cities.” The opera is based on the book of the same name written in 1972 by Italo Calvino. It is about a fictional conversation between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Marco Polo is describing to Khan these unbelievable cities of the future, some take a life-time to travel to. That’s the basic premise and the other singers and musicians add the harmonies, rhythms and backup.

It could be weird. It could be pretty cool. I’m not in CA so I don’t get to experience it.

Have a great weekend, wherever you are…

About bakoheat

Writer/Musician
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One Response to OPERA STATION

  1. fiddlrts says:

    That certainly would be an interesting way to re-imagine Coleridge’s poem.

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