Apr 27, 2023
160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
Be a part of the premiere of a new one-act, immersive opera by composer Nathan Felix. Performers will move throughout the galleries, with different movements or pieces set around the audience. At some points, you may find yourself in the middle of the ensemble.
Nathan Felix (born 1981) is a Mexican American composer based in Brooklyn. His music has been premiered in Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Mongolia, and the United States, and his music has been featured on the BBC, MTV, and NPR. In 2016, Felix was featured on PBS and nominated for a Lonestar Emmy for work on his Six Piano Project in which he restored six pianos for a concert featuring two new pieces. After the concert, Felix donated the pianos to schools in lower-income neighborhoods in Austin. The Six Piano Project has since been commissioned in San Antonio (2016), Barcelona (2017), Melbourne (2017), and Houston (2019). In 2018, Felix won an award for his “Opera on a Bus” and the 2018 Tobin Prize for Artistic Excellence for which he premiered his “Headphone Opera,” The War Bride, at Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. In addition to his recent work with orchestras. Felix serves as director for the “street choir” From Those Who Follow the Echoes, who most recently premiered his “Opera on a Bus.” In addition, Felix served as an official music ambassador for the United States in China and composed music for a series of PSAs for an international campaign by the Livestrong Foundation to raise cancer awareness in China and Mexico. In late 2014, Felix reformed his band The Noise Revival Orchestra for a tour in Asia highlighted by festival dates in Japan and Taiwan, where the group performed for crowds of 35,000 and 50,000.
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