Vireo

Day of Music presents VIREO an exclusive SoCal screening for FemmeFest at Plummer| Wednesday, June 21st 6-10pm

Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser is the world’s first episodic, made-for-TV and online opera. Conceived and composed by Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte, Vireo follows the eponymous heroine Vireo, played by soprano Rowen Sabala, a fourteen-year-old girl genius entangled in the historic obsession with female visionaries. Vireo tears down the limitations of a staged opera, transporting the viewer to locations across the country. An orchestra in the pit is replaced with world-class musicians from across the country – on camera, inside the action. Vireo is an artist residency project of Grand Central Art Center (GCAC), produced in partnership with KCET and Single Cel.

As part of Day of Music’s “FemmeFest at Plummer” we are proud to present an Exclusive SoCal Screening of Vireo, The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser. Experience all 12 episodes (with two intermissions) of this avant garde production for the FIRST time on the big screen. With guest appearances and intro by award-winning composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa, Vireo lead Rowen Sabala, tenor Ryan Joseph Glover, CSUF Grand Central Art Center director John Spiak, among others.

FREE, but RSVP required. Stay tuned for special screening details.

How Southern California became the backdrop to an opera about a ‘hysterical’ woman

An Opera for the Netflix Generation, Filmed on Alcatraz

Behind the Scenes of the Making of Vireo

 

Brought to you in cooperation with CSUF Grand Central Art Center and KCET Artbound. With special thanks to FJUHSD and Lux Aveda Salon/Spa.