Judgment of Midas
Friday, April 12, 2013
"Good" tickets are available for $20.00, "Best" tickets are available for $30.00. Please call to inquire about student pricing.
Present Music, Milwaukee’s cutting edge contemporary music ensemble and Milwaukee Opera Theatre are excited to collaborate with acclaimed Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince on his latest work and operatic "first," Judgment of Midas. The opera will receive its concert premiere on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30pm at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211.
Loosely based on Ovid's mythical drama Metamorphoses in a libretto by Miriam Seidel, Judgment of Midas details an epic musical battle between the gods Pan and Apollo. With King Midas as the witness-Pan, maker of "street music" and Apollo, maker of the gods’ music, compete for supremacy as the foremost divine musician. What follows is a musical battle of diverse orchestration that showcases Kamran Ince's unique talents and genius as a composer. Mixing together an assortment of world, ethnic, popular and folk music, Ince uses his versatile compositional talents to depict the mythical musical duel of the gods. Recognized nationally and internationally, Kamran Ince finds in Judgment of Midas a vehicle for a classic mythic story and a musical triumph.