SOUL(SIGNS): OPERA is a series of short films exploring the intersection of opera and ASL. Created by Up Until Now Collective. Commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Columbus, and Portland Opera.
Brandon Kazen-Maddox signs the role of Emile Griffith in this American Sign Language version of the aria "What Makes a Man?" from Terence Blanchard's opera CHAMPION: AN OPERA IN JAZZ. Also featuring Andrew Morrill and Alberto Medero, and a new audio recording by baritone Markel Reed.
In this American Sign Language reimagining of “His Name is Jan” from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s BREAKING THE WAVES, Monique Holt signs the role of Bess as she confronts a chorus of church elders — signed by Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Andrew Morrill and Zavier Sabio. Featuring a new audio re...
In this queer, American Sign Language spin on Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, Dickie Hearts signs the role of Papageno and Brandon Kazen-Maddox signs the role of Papagena. Featuring a new audio recording by baritone John Taylor Ward and countertenor Jordan Rutter.