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Beckoning the audience into a labyrinth of memories and visions, award-winning singer, interdisciplinary artist, and writer Joseph Keckler performs his own radical rendition of an opera. Follow @josephkeckler and on Facebook.
"I am an Opera simultaneously deconstructs and re-animates the operatic form, making it contemporary, relevant, and even urgent... An exquisite exercise in operatic abstraction." —Cassie Peterson, BOMB
"One of the finest performances in years... an unmatched range, endless and flawless... —Alternative Blog, Netherlands
"Extraordinary range, richness and malleability: he sings from low baritone to glass-shattering falsetto." —The Irish Times
"A singer with a four-octave range who sometimes sounds like Paul Robeson." —Artinfo
estimated runtime: 75 minutes
JOSEPH KECKLER is a singer, writer, and performer. His shows have recently been seen at The New Museum, BAM Fischer Center, SXSW Music, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Afterglow Festival, Cameo Gallery, La MaMa ETC, PS 122, The Stone, Theatre Bellevue in Amsterdam, Abrons Art Center and various other music venues, galleries, theaters, and museums across the country and abroad. He has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Artist Colony and Yaddo Artist Colony and has received a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work as well as a grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund for performance art. Joseph is currently under commission by Dixon Place. He is in the process of creating on a new performance piece, videos, recordings, and a collection of stories.
This DP commission is supported by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and with private funds from the Jerome Foundation.
This work was made possible, in part, by Mixed Blessing Theater e.V., Berlin Germany; and by The Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.