Announcing the Rap Opera Project, coming June 2017
December 19, 2016
Cellista (left), Alexandra Sessler (right)
We are reimagining the art form of opera to encompass one of the primary social musical languages of today - rap. Master beatboxer/Rap Artist Carlos Aguirre will work with youth to help tell their stories through a new hybrid art form. The project will draw on socioeconomic issues affecting youth to create a narrative of their experiences living in San Jose. The project will culminate in a workshop presentation of scenes from the work and include noted artists Cellista and soprano Alexandra Sessler.