Monday, July 7, 2014

Howard Pflanzer's "Walt Whitman Opera" at undergroundzero festival

Downtown poet and award-winning playwright  (On the Border, Cocaine Dreams) Howard Pflanzer and composer Constance Cooper’s collaboration, Walt Whitman Opera, explores Whitman through his poetry and the operas that inspired opera-fan Whitman who admired particularly the works of Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.

The evening of poetic recitation and song will be presented as part of undergroundzero festival July 17 through July 19 at 7:00pm @ Clemente Soto Vélez Educational and Cultural Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002 -Abrazo Interno Gallery. Beth Griffith (vocals), Tomoko Sugawara (harp), with George Tynan Crowley, as Walt Whitman. Tickets online @ undergroundzeronyc.org or $18 at the door.                                                                                                                                                         

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