The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) returns to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival this summer as Artists-in-Residence, performing an intrepid series of 10 new works by 10 established and emerging New York based composers. One of the highlights will be the New York premiere of acclaimed composer David Lang and his new work, “The Whisper Opera,” inspired by his visits to rural Italy, where he was surprised to experience the powerful intimacy of small opera houses. “The Whisper Opera” is a one-of-a-kind work, performed with musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate, onstage set.
ICE premieres the work this week in Chicago, and created a video with the composer to give a sneak peek. Check it out here.
Learn more about ICE and its concerts at this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
(Photo of ICE: Armen Elliott)