'TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER)' | AN OPERA INSPIRED BY THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: TOURING WORLDWIDE VENUES

Situated somewhere between erotic heat and cool classicism, the work of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe obliterates the high-low divide, exploding classical conceptions of beauty. Fueled by a lifelong fascination with the artist’s transgressive, sacred-profane vision, composer Bryce Dessner (The National), in collaboration with Korde Arrington Tuttle, designer Carlos Soto, video designer Simon Harding, and director Kaneza Schaal (JACK &, 2018 Next Wave), invites us to experience these arresting images anew. Featuring photographic projections and a new score by Dessner—performed by the daring eight-person vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and a chamber orchestra—Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) examines how we look and are looked at, bringing us face to face with our innermost desires, fears, and humanity.

 

Produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann in partnership with The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

 

Tour dates (2019):

 

5 March

LA Phil, Disney Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA

 

15 - 16 March 

University Musical Society @ Power Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 

22 March

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

 

6 April 

Direct Current, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA

 

6 - 8 June

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, USA

 

18 - 19 June
Holland Festival, International Theater Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

22 June 
Luminato, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

26 June

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, USA