Will the statue of Venus come alive? Can the vagabond find a travel companion? Sign & Sing’s “Explorations” examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language. These works – Heggie and McNally’s “At the Statue of Venus,” Vaughn Williams and Stevenson’s “Songs of Travel,” and Elgar’s “Sea Pictures” – will be performed on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3pm at Symphony Space. Open captions and assisted listening devices will be provided.
SIGN & SING is a nonprofit performance program that integrates American Sign Language (ASL) and classical music in order to elevate storytelling in an operatic and recital environment. The company produces concerts annually at Symphony Space as well as commissions new operatic experiences that discuss accessibility, communication, and human connection.
Executive Producer: Katherine Dubbs
Stage Directors: Katherine Dubbs, Stacey Lightman & Jocelyn Brown
Soprano: Alexa JarvisMezzo-SopranoTal Heller
Baritone: Suchan Kim
Vagabonds: Suchan Kim (Baritone), James W. Guido (ASL), Treshelle Edmond (ASL)
Seafarers: Tal Heller (Mezzo-Soprano), Ren (ASL)
Rose: Alexa Jarvis (Soprano)
Venus: Beth Appelbaum (ASL)
Rose’s Date: Christopher Tester (ASL)