© 2019 Switser + Knight

PARADISE INTERRUPTED

PRODUCTIONS

A new opera by composer Huang Ruo,

Paradise Interrupted combines Chinese traditions from the Ming Dynasty with contemporary Western idioms. In a dream, a woman meets her lover and searches for an unattainable ideal as a vast garden grows from an empty stage, only to disappear as her dream ends. The projections provide a visualization of her emotional journey through various forms of light. 

INSTALLATION OPERA

Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC USA

May 2015

Lincoln Center Festival, NYC

July 2016

Singapore International Festival of the Arts

Semptember 2016

CREDITS

Composer Huang Rao
Librettist Victoria Hardie
Director Jennifer Wen Ma
Scenic Design  Jennifer Wen Ma
Video Design  Austin Switser

Interactive Video Guillermo Acevedo

Lighting Design  Leah Xiao
Costume Design  Anita Yavich