Cross-Genre

Our cross-genre projects forge partnerships with artists in disciplines other than opera.


Vocalise

By Sergei Rachmaninoff

November 18-10, 2016 • Northridge, CA
Concept and choreography: Dr. Paula Thomson
Music Director, Pianist: Ann Baltz
Soprano: Nan Cui
Dancer: Lilia Kibarska

December 5, 2009 • Northridge, CA
​Concept and choreography: Dr. Paula Thomson
Music Director, Pianist: Ann Baltz
Soprano: Hannah Waldman
Dancer: Lilia Kibarska

 


The Diary of Virginia Woolf

By Dominick Argento

May 9, 2010 • Los Angeles, CA

A choreographed performance of Argento’s song cycle in collaboration with California State University, Northridge’s dance program.​

Choreographer: Dr. Paula Thomson
Music Director, Pianist: Ann Baltz
Singers: Erika Wueschner, Kristina Driskill, Julia Aks
Dancers: Lilia Kibarska

 


Underwater

Cello improvisation by David Aks

October 10, 2007 • Anson Ford Amphitheater • Los Angeles, CA

A truly unique collaboration involving pre-recorded cello improvisations that were choreographed, performed and filmed underwater by award-winning Lux Aeterna Dance Company.

The underwater film was the prelude to the live dance “Beached” with recorded and live piano/vocal improvisations.

 


Beached

Piano Improvisation by Ann Baltz

October 10, 2007 • Anson Ford Amphitheater • Los Angeles, CA

A collaboration between OperaWorks and award-winning Lux Aeterna Dance Company. Live performance at the Anson Ford Amphitheater in Los Angeles involving pre-recorded piano improvisations, choreographed and danced by Lux Aeterna Dance Company, with live classical vocal improvisations onstage in performance.

Choreography: Jacob “Kujo” Lyons and Lux Aeterna Dance Company
Singers improvising live in performance: Kristina Driskill, Laura Parker
Artistic Advisor: Dr. Paula Thomson