St. Ann’s Will Open Final DUMBO Season With a Bangin’ Karen O-Adam Rapp Opera

07/19/2011 8:57 AM |

Karen O and Adam Rapp, together at last.
  • Karen O and Adam Rapp, together at last.

The top-notch non-commercial theater St. Ann’s Warehouse may be ten months away from getting kicked out of its DUMBO home, but the performing arts presenter plans to go out with a bang. Playbill reports that as part of a festival organized by St. Ann’s and The Creators Project the theater will host a short production of a new opera created by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O and Off Broadway playwright-director sensation Adam Rapp.

In an email message yesterday St. Ann’s artistic director Susan Feldman thanked the theater’s supporters during this trying time, and expressed optimism about the season ahead:

In the meantime, we are looking forward to a great season in our current DUMBO home, beginning this October through May 2012. It kicks off with an exciting collaboration with St. Ann’s and The Creators Project presenting the premiere of a new Karen O psycho-opera, an assault on the tragic joys of youth, that will be directed by Adam Rapp.

No synopsis, no title, but who cares? Our interest is super-piqued. Given the theater’s strong track record with genre-blending productions in the past, they seem perhaps better equipped than any other space in the city to host such a hybrid show.

And with Rapp coming off the tremendous success of his epic Hallway Trilogy at Rattlestick, attendees should be prepared for a show of truly operatic duration.