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Laurie Anderson

Set to premiere in Manchester in 2024, ARK is an opera starring a host of mythical and contemporary figures. Anderson’s subjects—time, technology, and American history—are warped into a story that sometimes moves backwards. Apocalyptic climate events and information overload set the scenes for these stories, visual poems, and songs.

Main Image: Production still from ARK in the theater, summer 2022. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Michael Valiquette/EMPAC.