Dixon Place & Morningside Opera present Here Be Sirens Morningside Opera

About This Show

“Erudite, hilarious, furiously inventive”
– Alex Ross, The New Yorker

“Brainy, baffling, consistently astounding… Irresistable allure… Remarkable”
– Steve Smith, New York Times

Here Be Sirens returns to the Dixon Place stage after its initial run in January. Morningside Opera is proud to reunite the original cast and production team.

Mythological sirens roost deep in our collective conscious, ancient forerunners to the femme fatale. In Here Be Sirens, join these singing ciphers as they investigate their own origins, seeking–through the twists & turns of literature & philosophy–a way off the island for good.

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).

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. This work is supported by awards and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the MacDowell Colony, and the Guggenheim Foundation, where Ms. Soper was a 2012 fellow.  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 music ensemble Wet Ink.

Here Be Sirens Promo!

About Morningside Opera

Now in its sixth season, Morningside Opera has been praised for its “bold imagination and musical diligence” by the New York Times. Morningside Opera’s mission is to challenge the boundaries and conventions of the genre, and to spark dialogue about opera between new and traditional audiences. The company’s most recent production, ¡Figaro! (90210), was hailed as “blasphemous, brilliant… uproariously funny” by The New York Times, and “as timely as it is sexy” by the New York PostMorningside Opera is committed to inventive, accessible productions of operas . . . new, old, and somewhere in between. Unique among small opera companies in the region,Morningside Opera has a strong scholarly focus, curating educational programs and workshops that feature leading scholars and practitioners.

Fridays & Saturdays, September 5, 6 & 12, 13 at 7:30pm

$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 students / seniors

Estimated Runtime
100 minutes

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Written & Composed by
Kate Soper

Directed by 
Rick Burkhardt

Gelsey Bell &
Brett Umlauf &
Kate Soper

Photo: Kobi Davis
Image: You-Young Kim