Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. 2013
FREE and open to the general public.
Witness the Atlanta premiere of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon's chamber opera, Comala, based on the novel Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo. Juan Preciado, the son of Pedro Páramo, guides the reader, narrating in the first person, until death surprises him midway through the novel. From that point on, he is part of the "chorus" of the dead as the story continues to unfold. The orderly flux of time has been derailed and the borders between past, present, life and afterlife have dissolved. The living characters express themselves in normal speech, while the dead characters sing.
Presented in collaboration with PUSH Theater