At the Other Side of the Earth (A Riot Girl Opera)
At the Other Side of the Earth is a modern-day lesbian punk opera about love in an oppressive nation, and how one girl learns to break the rules in order to find happiness. Aurora is forced to face who she truly is when she meets Layla, an out-and-proud “riot grrrl” with a bold and brazen demeanor. Layla’s radical political activism and boyish charm cause Aurora great inner turmoil and conflict until she comes out, gaining confidence and proudly declaring herself. When the two women begin their affair, their love clashes with an oppressive, conservative society where same-sex relationships are against the law. Their struggle with a George Orwellian law enforcer, appropriately named The Man, proves to be both terrifying and hilariously futile, as the two women attempt to follow their hearts to great risk.
Monday, July 15 at 9 PM
The Wild Project 195 East 3rd street New York, NY
Yoshiko Klein, recorders
This concert features music for recorders by Fausto Romitelli, Roderik de Man, Calliope Tsoupaki, Emanuele Casale, and a world premiere by Brad Henkel.
Tuesday, July 16 at 8 PM
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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