Becker Helps Build Opera of the Future

Published on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

On September 29 the world premiere of the farcical hellish opera REV. 23, inspired by the Book of Revelation, takes place in Boston. Created by librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs (Ouroboros Trilogy, Madame White Snake) and composed by Julian Wachner, REV. 23 is the hitherto unpublished last chapter of the Book of Revelation. REV. 23 narrates the last battle to recapture Paradise-on-Earth and restore the balance of good and evil to our world. REV. 23 can be seen on September 29, 30 and October 1 at John Hancock Hall located at 180 Berkeley Street in Boston’s Copley Square.

Becker faculty and students including Curvin Huber, Ryan Canuel ’15, and Heriberto Calderon are currently working with Jacobs on her next project, Permadeath: This is the first ever opera with interactive 3D animation on stage. The White Snake creative team and Becker are planning for new, innovative approaches to enhance the experience of opera for the future.

To get a taste of Jacob’s genius, please join her this weekend for REV. 23 in Boston.

Becker students, faculty, and staff can redeem free tickets here.

Read more about REV. 23.