An opera for young audiences
The young choristers of the Detroit Opera Youth Chorus will be the stars of Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s full-length opera Odyssey. Homer’s epic tale of a hero’s journey home has been wedded to the singing voice in Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s action-packed, colorful operatic rendition. The stage director for Odyssey will be Sarah Hawkins Rusk, who previously directed DOYC’s digital opera performance of Cary John Franklin and Michael Albano’s The Very Last Green Thing in 2020.
Since its premiere at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2015, Odyssey has brought Homer’s epic tale to life for young performers and audience members across the country. The hour-long opera features rollicking choruses, tender ballads, a tango, and a Siren song that conveys “a sense of ageless, timeless beauty” (Opera News).