Production Description and Staging
The concert touring production is directed by the composer. There is no set. The two on-stage singers stand in a row at microphones. The performers do not move about the stage. The emphasis is on the singing. Electronics and mixing board are at the back of the house.
STAGE & TECHNICAL:
PERFORMANCE DURATION: about 90 minutes
Albuquerque, March 27, 2007: 36th John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium at The University of New Mexico
Miami Beach, March 15-16, 2002: Subtropics Festival
"For Ashley, inobtrusive form is ideal for the delivery of thought-provoking content. He eschews the romantic plots of traditional opera to plumb the depths of the psyche, sculpting a vast landscape of surreal concepts, storylines, and characters. Sometimes shocking in their intensity, the operas can range from poetic transcendence to humorous everyday experience."