TigerBear Productions Presents ‘Unbound’ – OperaWire

TigerBear Productions created Nathan Hall and Alan Olejnicza”Unbound», a new chamber opera with electronic dance music.

The work, which debuted Oct. 20 and will run through Nov. 5, 2022, will premiere at Superbloom Studios in Palm Springs, California. It stars Jason Mannino, Michael Richerson, Charlie Harding, Justin P. Lopez, John Zurek, Raul Valenzuela and Paul Kowal. Jérôme Joseph Gentes conducts.

According to the opera’s official website, “Unbound is a chamber opera with a perverse theme never before explored in the field, fusing classical vocal training with a realistic fetish experience. It’s a 60-minute production in English, with a few sentences in Swedish.

Additionally, the website promises an immersive experience, noting that “you’re in the same room with all the cast and their interactions, free to stand, sit, lie down, or find a better angle to watch and to listen. Get a little closer (without disturbing the action or the actors) or watch and listen to everything from a distance. There is near-nudity in the performance and adult content, but no live sex acts. Contact with the public is not permitted, but the public is encouraged to come dressed in their best attire.

To attend, you must be 21 or older.

The opera premiered last year in Denver.

Marjorie N. McClure