The 10th Muse
From dance to opera to poetry to performance art, Divergence Vocal Theater combines an array of artistic mediums in its original productions. The companys powerhouse roster includes local artists such as artistic director and mezzo-soprano Misha Penton, pianist Stephen Jones, choreographer Toni Valle and baritone Michael Walsh. In their latest show, The 10th Muse, the indie opera company will combine scenes and arias from Hector Berliozs French opera Les Troyens (The Trojans), based on Virgils Aeneid, with Charles Gounods 1851 opera Sapho, about the famed Greek poetess (its Sappho that the shows title refers to). Divergence Vocal Theater will add piano works by Viardot and Boulanger, poetry by Austin-based Jill Alexander Essbaum and original contemporary dance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. For information, call 713-416-8944 or visit www.divergencevocaltheater.org. $20 to $40.
Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 22, 2 p.m. Starts: March 21. Continues through March 22, 2009
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