“The Astronaut’s Tale” – New opera premiers in New York

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is presenting the new opera  The Astronaut’s Tale, Jan.28-31.


Presented by Encompass New Opera Theatre

Breathtaking images of the galaxies and outer space ignite this modern tale of a young man who dreams of space travel and flying to Mars. Guided by a mysterious stranger who challenges his views on creation and fuels his desire to become an astronaut, the young man discovers romance and a drive to succeed, which catapults his blast off into space, transforming his life. With stunning projections, an exciting percussive score for chamber orchestra, and gorgeous vocal music, The Astronaut’s Tale is a luminous glimpse at a multidimensional universe and the majesty of outer space. 

Music by Charles Fussell
Libretto by Jack Larson
Directed by Nancy Rhodes
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison

Sets by Stephen H. Carmody
Projections by Lianne Arnold
Costumes by Angela Huff
Lighting by Sarah Johnston

Additional details about the work can be found at The Astronaut’s Tale – Encompass New Opera Theatre.

See also: ‘The Astronaut’s Tale’: New Opera Celebrates Space with Awesome Visual Displays – Space.com