Watch Party: Chrononhotonthologos

January 14, 2021
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Online Event, Boston, MA

Chrononhotonthologos (2017) is a world premiere opera commissioned by Guerilla Opera. A king, a queen and...an upside down army? Guerilla Opera gets wild in this period parody attacking the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful.

This world premiere opera commissioned by Guerilla Opera in 2017 takes its libretto from the absurdist, satirical play by Henry Carey (1734). An example of English nonsense verse, it uses nonsense words as substitutes to perhaps mock public figures of its era as well as the high theater from which it takes its form. It parodies the high-blown style of revenge tragedies and operatic libretti, while attacking the amorality and depravity of the rich, privileged, and powerful. It is sung in English and will be approximately 75 minutes in duration.

This opera marks the second collaboration between Guerilla Opera and composer Andy Vores, following his operatic adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre’s “No Exit,” the second work Guerilla Opera premiered. “No Exit” is the most performed work from our cannon having received fully staged productions by both Florida Grand Opera and Chicago Opera Vanguard.