Kate Dreyfuss, violinist

violinist and educator

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Stranger Love

  • Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

A new opera by Dylan Mattingly, performed by Contemporaneous
Co-presented by PROTOTYPE and Roulette

January 16 & 17 at 7pm

509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Stranger Love follows two lovers whose romance unfolds to the rhythm of the seasons: in springtime, they meet; in summer, their love flourishes; autumn and winter, they face threats from without and within; a second spring brings resignation and the chance for renewal. Over time the frame broadens beyond the individuals to offer an archetypal picture of human love, and ultimately, an astral envisioning of the divine, a love supreme. Created by composer Dylan Mattingly and librettist Thomas Bartscherer, Stranger Love is inspired by the writings of Plato and Octavio Paz and is scored for a 28-piece orchestra (including three microtonal pianos). With a run time of over five hours, the full production of Stranger Love unfolds across an expansive time-scale and is a grand celebration of life itself, evoking the visceral thrill of a gospel revival, the ethereal calm of watching snow fall, the wonder of staring into the night sky. PROTOTYPE will present a work-in-progress concert of Act I. 

Composer: Dylan Mattingly
Librettist: Thomas Bartscherer
Conductor David Bloom

With Contemporaneous