• Alloy Studios (map)
  • 5530 Penn Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
  • United States

Opera vocalists Courtney Porter and the Pittsburgh-based Anqwenique Wingfield perform arias from the opera Virgula Divina at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater's Alloy Studios. The composer, Karen Brown, and the librettist, Jessica Lanay for Virgula Divina came together to develop an opera that integrates classical operatic elements and real-time improsivasional software. During this event, Wingfield and Porter will present arias followed by Brown and Lanay explaining the intimate relationship between musicians, vocalists, conductor, and software. An excerpt of Virgula Divina was performed at the Carnegie Mellon University CompõsIt Opera Festival in November of 2018. Another excerpt is due to be mounted in the summer of 2019 with the Pittsbugh Festival Opera. In 2020, Virgula Divina is scheduled for two full runs: the first at the University of Delaware's Opera Now Festival in the spring and the Pittsburgh Premiere with the Pittsburgh Festival Opera in the summer.