Opera “Alpha”

A. Navickas, G. Labanauskaitė, Dr. GoraParasit

Opera “Alpha”
Year of publication: 2022
Record company: Operomanija
Record company contacts:

noa@noa.lt, +370 616 30814

Duration: 43′45″
Price: 50.00 €
Media: LP

Winner of “The Golden Cross of the Stage” award in 2019. The comic strip opera “Alpha” is an eye and ear opener from the beginning to the end. The opera flirts with the ever topical themes of the strong woman and gender equality roles. The work explores the tragic story of the Spanish poet and dramatist‘s Federico García Lorca‘s disappearance of which his sister Isabel is trying to resolve.

“MEGAfeminine” …as once dubbed by its director, stage and costume designer Dr. GoraParasit, the opera is an orgy of comics, fetishes, digital culture with an expressive libretto and is backed by Albertas Navickas‘ music, which is inspired by minimalist and flamenco aesthetics. This fusion… “the bullet of truth loaded into a revolver of betrayal”, hits the bull in the eye, touching each, everyone and everything.

Composer: Albertas Navickas
Librettist: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė
Director, set & costume designer: Dr. GoraParasit

Nora Petročenko (mezzo-soprano)
Nerijus Masevičius (bass-baritone)
Ieva Brikė (actress)
Pranas Kentra (el. guitar)
Agnė Rimgailaitė (accordion)
Ignas Juzokas (electronics)

Recorded at “Mama Studios” in 2020
Recording engineers: Vytautas Bedalis, Arūnas Zujus
Sound editing and mastering: Vytautas Bedalis

Cover text authors: Gabrielė Labanauskaitė, Rasa Murauskaitė
Translators: Veronika Janatjeva, Martynas Aleksa
English text editor: Colin Duchin

LP designer: Dr. GoraParasit
Illustrator: Edvinas Špetas
Print layout preparation: Vaiva Marozienė

Producer: Operomanija
Supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Vilnius City Municipality, LATGA, AGATA

Duration: 43′45″
Media: Comic strip book with the libretto in English and Lithuanian (48 pages) and LP (180 g, black)
Year of publication (LP): 2020
Year of publication (comic strip book): 2022