04/08/2017, 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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“Benjamin Makino, a young conductor... needed to make all these disparate parts feel part of the same unreal world. He succeeded.” — The Los Angeles Times
In 2010, Ben Makino's Blackbird Music Project and California artist Jeff LeFever produced a groundbreaking multimedia performance of Arnold Schoenberg's 1912 melodrama, Pierrot Lunaire. Pierrot Lunaire is nothing short of a watershed in 20th century music, and Makino/LeFever created a realization that presented it anew to the 21st century audience. Join Opera Memphis and Ben Makino for the Memphis version of this unique performance, with art direction by visionary photographer Joey Miller.