Spring Photos: Robert Ashley’s Crash

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 a new generation of artists performed Crash (2014), featuring vocalists Gelsey Bell, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder ’05, and Aliza Simons ’09 from the music collective Varispeed, as well as Amirtha Kidambi. The six singers rotated through the three characters of the opera, with sound by Music Director Tom Hamilton and photos by Philip Makanna. This haunting masterpiece is the last opera written by American composer Robert Ashley. Throughout his five-decade career, he radically redefined the operatic genre.

Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.