This is a clip of the entire overture, which is a shadow show setting the tone for this quasi greek tragedy, with Film Noir inspired lighting, leading into scene one where Maurice is talking on the phone with a potential "customer" as his wife Eunice and his slow-witted farm hand Clem hurriedly get him dressed for the day.
Bovinus Rex: a chamber opera in seven scenes
Music and Libretto by Rudolf Rojahn
A Guerilla Opera Production - Recorded on May 26. 2012 from a live performance in The Zack Box at The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA.
Aliana de la Guardia (Eunice Pickens/Gyges Benson)
Kimberly Soby (Flavia Taste)
Patrick Massey (Maurice Pickens/Harold P. Lusk)
Brian Church (Clem Dupree)
Ethan Wood (Violin)
Kent O'Doherty (Saxophone)
Amy Advocat (Bass Clarinet)
Mike Williams (Percussion)
Copeland Woodruff, Stage Director
Julia Noulin-Mérat, Set Designer
Tláloc López-Watermann, Lighting Designer
Neil Fortin, Costume Designer
Christopher Webb, Fight Choreographer
Michael Sakir, Vocal Coach
Caryn M. Boehm, Stage Manager
Jonathan Nussman, Assistant Stage Director
John Jalandoni, Assistant Set Designer
Anita Shriver, Props Designer
Mark DiGiovanni, Technical Director
Filmed and edited by Nathaniel Hansen, Salmonrun Media
Sound recorded and mastered by Ken Silber, Silken Audio
This production was made possible through the generous support of Premiere Production Underwriters Timothy & Jane Gillette and The Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence program.
Copyright © 2012 Guerilla Opera, Inc.
The Doctor and his Assistant discuss the impending surgery to transform a stray dog into a human woman, against the protests of the belligerent Housekeeper.
HEART OF A DOG: a chamber opera in six scenes
Based on the novella by Mikhaíl Bulgakov
Music and libretto by Rudolf Rojahn
A Guerilla Opera Production- Recorded on September 24 & 26, 2010 from live performances in The Zack Box at The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Filmed & Edited by Nathaniel Hansen, Salmonrun Media LLC
Sound recorded & edited by Ken Silber, Silken Audio
FEATURING GUERILLA OPERA
Sean George (Carnival Barker)
Brian Church (Doctor)
Aliana de la Guardia (Dog, Police)
Glorivy Arroyo (Housekeeper)
Patrick Massey (Assistant)
Kent O'Doherty (Saxophone, Suitor)
Gabriela Diaz (Viola)
Javier R. Caballero (Cello)
Mike Williams (Percussion)
Director .... Copeland Woodruff
Production Designer .... Julia Noulin-Mérat
Assistant Director .... Adrienne Boris
Assistant Set Designer .... Jennifer Woo
Assistant Set Designer .... John Jalandoni
Costume Designer .... Adrienne Carlile
Puppet Designer .... Sean Cote
Lighting Designer .... Tláloc López-Watermann
Technical Director .... Mark DiGiovanni
Vocal Coach .... Michael Sakir
Special thanks to Timothy & Jane Gillette and The Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence program.
Copyright © 2012 Guerilla Opera, Inc. (guerillaopera.com)
Guerilla Opera performing Heart of a Dog by Rudolf Rojahn
Directed by Copeland Woodruff
Zack Box Theatre, The Boston Conservatory
Giver of Light by Adam Roberts
Stage direction by Andrew Eggert
Filmed by The Boston Conservatory, May 2013
Cast: Aliana de la Guardia (soprano), Jennifer Ashe (soprano), Brian Church (baritone), and Jonas Burdis (tenor).
Ensemble: Mike Williams (percussion), Amy Advocat (bass-clarinet), Kent O’Doherty (alto saxophone), Javier Caballero (cello), and Rudolf Rojahn (electronics).
Here John is exposed to a form of meditation and comes to a strange catharsis.