A Deep Black Sleep

Libretto by Alan Mauritz Swanson, Music by Vera van der Bie and Tyrone Landau
Film sequences by Slavisa Drobnjaković

 

A film-noir opera for tenor, chamber ensemble, and 10 masked characters that blur the boundaries between cinematic and live performance.

A composer caught between artistic values and political expediency in a threatening authoritarian climate.
An opera about the creation of an opera.

 

Libretto – Alan Mauritz Swanson
Voice – Tyrone Landau
Music Director – Vera van der Bie
Direction – Constantine Koukias & Slavisa Drobnjaković
Choreographer – Ilija Surla
Film Sequence Director – Slavisa Drobnjaković
Director of Photography – Aleksandar Mijailović
Technical Director – Ivan Paitre
Film Sequence Editor – Mihajlo Jevtić
Wardrobe / Mask Fabrication Supervisors – Elizabeth Ralston, Lithal Yosef
Surveillance Camera Mask – Eva Wegman
Headless Coat Costumier – Srećko Dimitrijević, Irena Djukanović
Clock Head / Bird Beck Mask – Lithal Yosef
Cable Mask – Elizabeth Ralston