( Tue., Nov. 17, 2015 )
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
You Us We All – An Opera by Shara Worden – libretto, direction and design by Andrew Ondrejcak – performed by BOX Baroque Orchestration X:
Multi-talented performer/composer Shara Worden returns to Memorial Hall with artist Andrew Ondrejcak in this irreverent take on elaborate 16th and 17th-century court masques. The allegorical characters Death, Love, Virtue, Hope and Time reflect on the meaning of their lives in our modern world. As the characters perform, Time strips away the layers of pomp and artifice that had given them shape. Pruned of its clothes, roles and story, the opera turns radically inward as everything is destroyed.