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the whisper opera at the Skirball Center

  • Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU | New York 566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”  Following the success of the premiere at Mostly Mozart in 2013, ICE has brought this work to audiences around the US and Europe.  Don't miss its dramatic return to New York!

WED, JAN 24 @ 7:30PM

THU, JAN 25 @ 7:30PM

FRI, JAN 26 @ 7:30PM

SAT, JAN 27 @ 3:00PM

SAT, JAN 27 @ 7:30PM

SUN, JAN 28 @ 3:00PM

TUE, JAN 30 @ 7:30PM

WED, JAN 31 @ 7:30PM

THU, FEB 1 @ 7:30PM

FRI, FEB 2 @ 7:30PM

SAT, FEB 3 @ 3:00PM

SAT, FEB 3 @ 7:30PM

SUN, FEB 4 @ 3:00PM

Tony Arnold and Alice Teyssier, sopranos
Kivie Cahn-Lipman and Chris Gross, cellos
Claire Chase and Emi Ferguson, flutes
Ross Karre, percussion
Joshua Rubin and Zachary Good, clarinets


ICE’s 2017-18 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

Earlier Event: January 21
ICE at National Sawdust