October 2018

Sketches from “Frankenstein”

Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery

Unison Media & The Angel’s Share presents, a collaboration with On Site Opera
the world premiere of Gregg Kallor’s

Sketches from Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel Frankenstein was published 200 years ago, essentially inventing the horror genre. But far from the grunting Hollywood brutishness of Boris Karloff, the original told the heartbreaking story of a living, feeling creature, brought into the world only to be forsaken by his creator and left to fend for himself. Drawing the parallels to modern society, pianist/composer Gregg Kallor will offer the World Premiere of a new suite of operatic sketches based on the monster’s harrowing tale, as well as a reprise of his critically acclaimed setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying short story The Tell-Tale Heart – last seen in the On Site Opera partnership in the crypt chapel under the Church of the Intercession. The program will kick off with the premiere Kallor’s solo piano piece dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, a permanent Green-Wood resident.
There’s a monster lurking in all of us – let one of New York’s most soulful, searching composers show you the true nature of Frankenstein. The individual performance series of The Angel’s Share could not end on a higher note than this.

Kallor: The answer is: Yes (World Premiere)
Kallor: The Tell-Tale Heart
Kallor: Sketches from Frankenstein (World Premiere)

For more information on The Angel’s Share, click HERE.
Co-presented with The Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery, 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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