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Lisel x gorilla vs. bear takeover: Michael Gordon – “Acquanetta” and “Van Gogh”

Paula Court
photo: Paula Court

I’ve worked with composer Michael Gordon on a few different projects, I recently did an opera of his called “Acquanetta” — directed by Daniel Fish, the production was very abstract, using imagery and tropes from the 1950s Hollywood horror movie genre to evoke a message about female agency.

here’s a live recording of me singing my very favorite piece by Michael, from his opera “Van Gogh” (about Van Gogh). — Lisel

[AND we recorded Acquanetta last year, here’s my song — my character’s name is Ape, I play a woman who is the person inside the Ape costume:]



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