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Vireo Episode Two: Mercury

Made-for-broadcast, episodic opera "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" considers the usage of "female hysteria" throughout history. The story opens with titular character Vireo living in the 16th century. Follow her journey as she leaps into different histories.

"Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser" was composed Lisa Bielawa on a libretto by Erik Ehn and directed by Charles Otte. It is presented in partnership with California State University, Fullerton's Grand Central Arts Center.

Episodes 1 and 2 feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin as the Voice/Witch, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova as Vireo's mother, tenor Ryan Glover as Raphael, baritone Gregory Purnhagen as The Doctor, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role of Vireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala.

Read the libretto and learn more.

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The State of Creativity

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MOCA: Episode 3

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