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Black Square

Idea by Igor Konyukhov
Music by Ilya Demutsky
Libretto by Olga Maslova & Igor Konyukhov
Nathan Gunn, director
Michael Tilley, conductor

Inspired by the libretto for the opera Victory over the Sun (1913) and poems by Alexei Kruchenykh

An absurdist fable commemorating the October Revolution, Black Square is, as described by its creators, “a tragicomic love story that mixes intellectual traditions of Russian avant-garde and the fast pacing style of an action thriller." The work features music by Ilya Demutsky, celebrated composer of the ballets Anna Karenina and Eugene Onegin, and libretto by Olga Maslova and Igor Konyukov.

This performance includes strobes, fog, haze, and loud sound effects.

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Tu Apr 02, 2024 - 7:30pm CT
Th Apr 04, 2024 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Apr 06, 2024 - 2:00pm CT
Advocate 80 / Standard 40 / SC 35 / STU 18 / UI & YTH 10

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