Join us Friday, December 6th at 5pm in Krannert Center’s Colwell playhouse for a workshop presentation of Paola Prestini’s new opera, Sensorium Ex.
Sensorium Ex is a new opera in progress, commissioned by the Atlanta Opera and Beth Morrison Projects for composer Paola Prestini and librettist Brenda Shaughnessy. The full-length piece is in the research/development/writing stage and is slated to premiere in 2021. Prestini and Shaughnessy are immersed in a deep exploration of the question—to be answered in music, words, storytelling, drama—of what it means to be fully and essentially human, connected and thriving in a web of communities both domestic and scientific. The inquiry and storyline of the opera is currently finding shape, arc, and vitality at the dynamic intersections of disability studies, neuroscience, computer-science, robotics, AI, and machine-learning technology. Sensorium Ex is developed and produced by Atlanta Opera and Beth Morrison Projects in association with Arizona State University, EnactLab, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.