BLOOD MOON
BLOOD MOON

Photo courtesy of Maria Baranova.

BLOOD MOON
BLOOD MOON

Photo courtesy of Maria Baranova.

BLOOD MOON
BLOOD MOON

Photo courtesy of Maria Baranova.

BLOOD MOON
BLOOD MOON

Photo courtesy of Maria Baranova.

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BLOOD MOON

Music by Garrett Fisher | Libretto by Ellen McLaughlin | Directed by Rachel Dickstein | Music Directed by Steven Osgood

World Premiere: Prototype Festival, New York City (New York City), January, 2020.

Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center, BLOOD MOON is a taut, poetic, opera-theatre for three characters who encounter each other on the night of a full moon: a nephew who returns to the mountain top where he left his aunt to die forty years earlier, the ghost of the aunt he abandoned, and the moon that presides over this night of reckoning as it did the night of her death. Inspired by the Noh play OBASUTE, the piece is a meditation on the end of life, the nature of joy, regret, and whether atonement is possible. (Photo courtesy of Maria Baranova.)

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"Also confident, in a very different register, was Garrett Fisher’s score for 'Blood Moon,' at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. Mr. Fisher ingeniously transfigured the sound world of classical Japanese Noh drama, with a harmonium making a gently coppery wheeze and the willowy viola da gamba trading off with its more powerful descendant, the cello. Modern metal flutes coexisted with the antique sound of a bamboo flute; traditional taiko drums crashed as punctuation on the action." -The New York Times

"An alluring sound world" -The Wall Street Journal

 

As with Noh theater and Chinese opera, which are organized by genres, Garrett Fisher has discovered his own categories and traditions.

Noh 

THE IRIS
THE IRIS

(2017)

YOSHINAKA
YOSHINAKA

(2014)

KOCHO
KOCHO

(2011)

AT THE HAWK'S WELL
AT THE HAWK'S WELL

(2010)

MOON IN THE BUCKET
MOON IN THE BUCKET

(2007, 1998)

Greek 

PSYCHE
PSYCHE

(2008)

DREAM OF ZEUS
DREAM OF ZEUS

(2004)

AGAMEMNON
AGAMEMNON

(1998)

Passion Play 

PASSION TRILOGY
PASSION TRILOGY

(2017)

THREE MARYS
THREE MARYS

(2017)

THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE
THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE

(2007, 1995)

THE PASSION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN
THE PASSION OF SAINT SEBASTIAN

(2010, 1996)

Historical 

MONTICELLO WAKES
MONTICELLO WAKES

(2015)

MAGDA
MAGDA

(2012)

STARGAZER
STARGAZER

(2006)

Film & Installation

BOX OF BEAUTY
BOX OF BEAUTY

an animatic (2018)

MIKAWA
MIKAWA

an installation (2017)

PSYCHE
PSYCHE

a web opera (2012)

SEBASTIAN
SEBASTIAN

a web opera (2011)

MOON IN THE BUCKET
MOON IN THE BUCKET

a short film (2007)

SALLY HEMINGS WAKES
SALLY HEMINGS WAKES

a short film (2000)