From Beth Morrison Projects, VisionIntoArt & Brooklyn Youth Chorus
AGING MAGICIAN is an epic new opera-theater work that tells the story of Harold, an aging clockmaker near the end of his unusual life. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus helps Harold uncover his legacy as the New Victory stage is transformed into a living, breathing instrument. Creators Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, New Vic 1999), Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini, Mark Stewart and the Attacca Quartet bring together the worlds of music, theater, puppetry, instrument making and scenic design to paint this poignant allegory on time, youth and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, or perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life.
"Julian Crouch has had a hand in the most imaginative theatre of the last decade."The Guardian
"Mr. Eckert is an instinctive showman... appealing to both academics and young children"The New York Times
"Paola Prestini—an inventive composer whose style mixes the ancient and the up-to-date, the folk inspired and the artfully polished"The New York Times
"Among New York’s choral groups,
Brooklyn Youth Chorus stands alone."New York Magazine
|Aging Magician is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.