Guilt and conscience
Pounding at the desolate edges of humanity
Our lives are priceless yet still they can be sold. Today, millions of people are trafficked across borders and many children turned into sex slaves. This is the shocking landscape framing Angel’s Bone, which centres on the machinations of a cash-strapped middle-class couple. After accidentally saving a pair of angels, who have fallen back down to Earth, the once-worthy citizens are tempted to profit from exploiting the bodies of the vulnerable celestials.
Shanghai-born composer Du Yun now lives in New York and is the first Chinese woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Together with librettist Royce Vavrek, international and local musicians and vocalists, she combines opera, pop, chamber music, electronic rock, and cabaret into a searing multi-art performance, probing the twisted psyche of human traffickers.
Baritone: Kyle Pfortmiller (as Mr. X.E.)
Lyric Tenor: Kyle Bielfield (as Boy Angel)
Punk Vocalist: Rosie K (as Girl Angel)
Live Music: Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Tour produced by Beth Morrison Projects. World premiere production by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street for PROTOTYPE Festival 2016
Photo: Cory Weaver