On May 9th, Nebula Ensemble will be giving the premiere performance of “The Man with the Good Face,” an operatic fable by Sarah Perske and Nathan Cornelius. The opera tells the story of James Neal, an aficionado of the human face who retouches photographs for a living and dreams of finding a face that reflects a purely good character. When James finally sees such a face one day on a passing light rail train, his everyday commute is unexpectedly transformed into a journey of romance, tragedy, and redemption.
Cornelius and Perske’s re-telling of this obscure yet brilliant short story by Frank Luther Mott puts a 21st-century twist on a timeless tale, and draws inspiration from the sights and sounds of the RTD Denver light rail. The May 9th performance will take place at Syntax Physic Opera at 6:30pm, and tickets are on sale at http://ootcomay15.eventbrite.com.
Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/804178696297083/, and stay tuned for further details as the performance date gets closer!
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