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Whidbey Island stages 'The Photographer' opera


Last updated 3/11/2020 at 1:53pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents Philip Glass’ experimental opera, "The Photographer," March 20-22.

The 1982 opera, featuring a live orchestra, modern dance, and multi-media focuses on the story of photographer Eadweard Muybridge whose motion studies of people and animals made him famous, and whose murder of his wife’s lover made him notorious.

The act of violence and its aftermath were never the emphasis of the original opera, although all the elements were included.

Director Tim Everitt re-organized the original material to create a linear story of Muybridge’s obs...

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