Guerilla Opera

August 17 – 20, 2022

Written and directed by Deniz Khateri
Music and sound design by Bahar Royaee
Featuring Aliana de la Guardia

An elder woman cooks soup for her husband, as she expounds on her salty life (trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage) and contemplates a way out. An operatic monologue for soprano and electronics.

Guerilla Opera is a contemporary opera ensemble that develops new experimental works written specifically for their ensemble of artists. The Guerillas champion cutting-edge music, immerse audiences in profound experiences, and eschew antiquated and stereotypical traditions of the art form of opera in order to examine stories through culturally focused and contemporary lenses. Their vision is to generate a unique body of work that ferociously confronts the status quo and to be a model for creative authenticity and DEIA, and to inspire, influence and amplify emerging generations of artists.

Bahar Royaee

photo by John Keon


August 17 – 20, 2022

$20 general / $17 students & seniors
40 mInutes
Thursday night performance is available to live-stream and is then available on-demand throughout the rest of the festival.
ADA Accessible