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“It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.”
This aphorism appears on the cover of the program to Christopher Cerrone‘s opera Invisible Cities. Yet in the Industry’s fascinating production at Union Station, it is not the ear shaping the story, but rather the eye.
Usually in opera, the blocking and lighting focus the audience’s attention on the characters and actions that the director feels are most important. In Yuval Sharon’s site-specific production, each audience member must choose where in Union Station to observe the opera and what characters or dancers to follow. MORE