It’s official– “The Rat Land” will at long last be staged in its entirety! The Industry, a new opera center in Los Angeles headed by Yuval Sharon, has selected it for their Fall 2012 season.
Yuval Sharon is a long-time champion of The Rat Land: he presided over the 2007 and 2009 “sneak-preview” performances at New York City Opera’s annual VOX showcase in his capacity as music director. Now he has founded his own company, which aims to fuse performance, art, film, and multimedia into groundbreaking 21st century opera. Needless to say, Gordon Beeferman and I are thrilled to be a part of this grand experiment. I’ll post more updates as the details are worked out. In the meantime, check out the Industry’s website at http://www.theindustryla.org/
For more on “The Rat Land” check out the page from composer Gordon Beeferman’s website: http://www.gordonbeeferman.com/Rat%20Land.html