Seduction to dive below the waves… Have you ever wanted something so much that you’d pursue it without a thought to saying goodbye to your current life? We have. Join us in an other-worldly environment for a fairytale evening of achingly beautiful, multidisciplinary, new opera-theater.

Selkie, a sea tale is a dreamy love tale inspired by Selkie mythology: the half-human, half-seal beings that shed their skins and become human for a time. Elliot Cooper Cole composed the beautiful, haunting, musical setting of words by opera singer and Divergence Vocal Theater artistic director, Misha Penton. Media and lighting design is by award winning theater artist, Megan M. Reilly from Austin; and theatrical installation design by Houston photographer and fine artist, David A. Brown. Costumes & stylist: Sarah Mosher & Serret Jensen.

Performers: Misha Penton, soprano. Natasha Manley, soprano. Meg Brooker, dancer & choreography. Miranda Herbert & Melissa McEver, actors.

Selkie, a sea tale is part of Opera America's National Opera Week celebration. Performances November 2010.

Video deets: Live performance and video produced & presented by Misha Penton & Divergence Vocal Theater. Documentary film: Dave Nickerson. Editing: Cliff Davis

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