Modern opera comes to the Fringe Festival with the world premiere of Beyond, starring internationally acclaimed opera star Catherine Gayer. This one-act chamber opera is a tour de force for Ms. Gayer, one of Germany's leading operatic sopranos, written to showcase her vocal and dramatic abilities by her son, composer Danny Ashkenasi, creator of last year's critically praised Fringe production, 9/11: The Book of Job.
Beyond begins with a car crash. A soprano hovers between life and death. Guided by two angels who become husband, lover, son, therapist…and plastic surgeon, she journeys Beyond. With an original libretto in German (Jenseits) by Helga Krauss, Beyond is presented here in an English translation by the composer, who also directs.
"Catherine Gayer sang with prodigious artistry, negotiating the most taxing passages with incredible ease and unfailing beauty of tone." -- The London Observer
Friday, August 12 @ 5pm
Sunday, August 14 @ 9:15pm
Wednesday, August 17 @ 4:30pm
Friday, August 19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, August 21 @ Noon