A world PremiereHERE BE SIRENS blends music, screwball comedy, and Aristotelian tragedy to present the mythological sirens as real beings investigating their own origins, seeking a way off the island for good. Scored for three female voices and piano, HERE BE SIRENS lives on the cutting edge between music and theatre as all three performers play the grand piano.
HERE BE SIRENS is directed by Obie-winner Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos), listed as an "Off-Off Broadway Innovator to Watch" by Time Out New York (2011).
Rave Reviews!“Brainy, baffling, consistently astounding…”
"Irresistable allure" "Remarkable" – Steve Smith, The New York Times
"…haunting and enticing." – I Care If You Listen
estimated runtime: 100 minutes
HERE BE SIRENS is the newest work by composer/soprano Kate Soper, hailed by the New Yorker as "a dazzling vocalist" and praised in the New York Times for her "exquisitely quirky" compositions. Ms. Soper received an award from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2012, which supports this production of her new work. Other recent awards and commissions include the American Composers Orchestra, The Koussevitsky Music Foundation, and Chamber Music America. She is a co-director and vocalist for the new classical music ensemble Wet Ink.
Dates & Tickets
IMPORTANT: Due to illness, we regretfully inform you that all remaining Here Be Sirens performances have been postponed until the first two weekends of September. We apologize for any and all inconvenience!
Written & Composed by Kate Soper
Photo credit: Kobi Davis
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