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Du Yun: Angel’s Bone (2016)

Angel’s Bone is a new work of opera-theatre that follows the plight of two angels whose nostalgia for earthly delights has, mysteriously, brought them back to our world. They are found battered and bruised from their long journey by a man and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. X.E. set out to nurse the wounded angels back to health: they bathe them, wash the dirt from their nails…then lock them in a room and decide to exploit these magical beings for wealth and personal gains. Angel’s Bone melds chamber music, theatre, punk rock, opera, cabaret, and electronics, exploring the dark effects and motivations behind modern-day slavery and the trafficking industry.

Music by Du Yun
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Music Direction by Julian Wachner
Directed by Michael McQuilken

Cast
Mrs. X.E. – Abigail Fischer
Mr. X.E. – Kyle Pfortmiller
Girl Angel – Jennifer Charles
Boy Angel – Kyle Bielfield

World Premiere January 6, 2016 @ 3LD Art & Technology Center, during the Prototype Festival 2016

http://prototypefestival.org/archive/show/angels-bone1/
http://channelduyun.com/angels-bone/