Dracula

If you think it is lonely at the top, then how would you feel if your loneliness stretched into eternity? Who could accompany you in that interminable journey? The nightmare of a being for whom there is no rest, and for whom eternity is a perpetually renewed torment, is portrayed through three parallel stories: Jonathan Harker’s ill-fated journey to Castle Dracula, Count Dracula’s surprising life story, and the transformation brought into his life by Mina Murray.

Excerpts from Bram Stoker’s iconic novel, as well as contemporaneous literature and poetry, are interwoven with highly atmospheric music that includes songs by Schubert, Wolf, and Strauss’s breathtaking Befreit, instrumental music by Bartók, Berg, Messiaen (a haunting excerpt from the Quartet for the End of Time and the Vocalise-Étude) and Ravel’s Tzigane. In ERC’s innovative theatrical concert, Dracula emerges in a new guise, as a being who is closer to us than we would like to think.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons
Choreography by Edissa Weeks
Video & Sound Design by
Julian Sachs


February 22, 2013

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.,
NY, NY