The Wooster Group's new show, La Didone, will be performed May 30 - June 2 at ROTTERDAMSE SCHOUWBURG Rotterdam, The Netherlands and August 18 - 22 at the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 07 Edinburgh, Scotland. The following description id from the Edinburgh International Festival:
The Wooster Group’s production of Francesco Cavalli’s opera La Didone takes up a work from the days when opera was an emerging art form, and sets it down in a new world splintered by video imagery and made brazen by the electric guitar. Stirring another Italian cultural work of art into the mix, the Group brings into collision the ancient shipwreck tale of Aeneas and his Dido with the crashed spaceships of Mario Bava’s 1965 Sci-fi B-movie horror film Planet of the Vampires. Identical leather spacesuits, forbidding planetary landscapes and battles with the walking dead meet with the baroque qualities of Cavalli’s score.Let's hope we'll get to see it in NYC soon!