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Opera & Musical Theater

Divergence Vocal Theater Presents “ravens & radishes”

Soprano Misha Penton and composer George Heathco create a new song cycle.



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Divergence Vocal Theater artistic director Misha Penton has collaborated with Houston composer George Heathco on what they call a “new operatic song cycle” featuring five pieces inspired by fairy tales.

Scored for soprano, electric guitar and cello, the 30-minute cycle, which includes choreography, will be presented for the first time Sunday, April 27th, 6:30PM, at 4411 Montrose in the Museum District.

Misha Penton describes “ravens & radishes”…

The Witch’s Granddaughter comes for a wintery garden visit…Rapunzel is locked in the tower; Little Red Riding Hood, lost in the forest, is relentlessly stalked by a She-Wolf; The Sorceress muses in her mirror; Seven brothers are turned to Ravens and only their little sister can save them; the Firebird, encountered on a wooded trail, flies free; forest branches entangle and enchant in a world of light and shadow…

Misha Penton and George Heathco talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the new song cycle and their music video.

For more information about Sunday’s première of “ravens & radishes”, visit Divergence Vocal Theater online.

ravens & radishes from Misha Penton on Vimeo.