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    The Island We Made

    Opera Philadelphia

    Where:
    TVs, computers, and mobile devices
    Philadelphia, PA 10102
    When:

    Friday July 16th 2021 to Tuesday November 30th 2021

    • Sundays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Mondays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Tuesdays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Wednesdays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Thursdays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Fridays

      0:00am to 12am

    • Saturdays

      0:00am to 12am

    Now streaming on the Opera Philadelphia Channel!

    The Island We Made combines ethereal electronic music and the transformative art of drag lip-sync to explore familial relationships and a multi-generational depiction of “Mother.” A haunting lullaby formed from the memories and individual relationships of its collaborators—acclaimed composer Angélica Negrón, drag superstar Sasha Velour, and renowned filmmaker Matthew Placek—The Island We Made is a uniquely intimate art-opera film.

    Velour, the beloved winner of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" Season 9, is known for storytelling in her performances. As the film’s omniscient narrator, who she imagines as “the embodiment of queerness,” Velour lip-syncs to the music sung by vocalist Eliza Bagg.

    Negrón’s music, described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2), blends trembling synths, pulsating drones, and ‘90s micro-samples from the soundtrack of her childhood. Harpist Bridget Kibbey joins her.

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    TICKETS
    $10 - $99
    CONTACT
    Opera Philadelphia
    215.732.8400

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