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    Denis & Katya

    Opera Philadelphia

    Where:
    480 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
    When:
    • Wednesday September 18th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Saturday September 21st 2019, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
    • Saturday September 21st 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    • Sunday September 22nd 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Monday September 23rd 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Wednesday September 25th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    • Saturday September 28th 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    • Sunday September 29th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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    They could have been your teenage children, best friends, or classmates. Two beautiful 15-year-olds who lived every moment−including their last−online. What led to their violent deaths? Why did they choose to broadcast their final moments on social media? And what does it say about the voyeuristic society who watched, liked, and objectified them, transforming two kids into clickbait?

    This visceral production from composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman−the duo behind the award-winning 4.48 Psychosis−uses verbatim text to examine the vast public response to the events surrounding the tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova, exploring how stories are shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.

    World Premiere
    Music by Philip Venables
    Libretto by Ted Huffman
    Performed in English and Russian with English supertitles
    Part of Festival O19

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