Join Art Assets for
Mátti Kovler’s hilarious and witty parody:
The 15-minute opera “Drumf and the Rhinegold”
At Turn Park Art Space in the Berkshires
After a series of sold-out performances in NYC and Boston during election week 2016, Mátti Kovler’s witty, hilarious opera comes to the Berkshires for six guerrilla performances. A 15-minute parody of Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle, Drumf & the Rhinegold tells the story of the Rhinemaidens’ return to the human realm for one last fight against an evil overlord.
Starring Ariadne Greif as Melania, Lucy Dhegrae as Marla, Casey Keenan as Ivana, and Matthew Shifrin as Rhinegold. Orchestra conducted by John Tarbet. Produced by Floating Tower.
Join us for any of the six performances on Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th, then stay to explore the unique sculpture garden and exhibitions at Turn Park Art Space!
Saturday, July 15 (1:15PM, 2:15PM, 3:15PM)
Sunday, July 16 (1:15PM, 2:15PM, 3:15PM)
Turn Park Art Space, 2 Moscow Road, West Stockbridge MA
About Mátti Kovler: Described as “a potentially estimable operatic composer in the making” (Steve Smith, New York Times), Matti Kovler is a Russian-born Israeli composer and creator of new works of musical theatre. Kovler’s music has been commissioned by the Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, and the Israel Festival. His works have been performed by the Israel Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands), and many others. Creative influences include Jewish folklore, improvisation, and the cult writings of the French theatre philosopher Antonin Artaud. Matti has mastered a range of styles—from folk and jazz to the classical tradition—which he brings together in music of considerable dramatic scope, by turns comic, mystical, warm, and searing.