TESLA

SOBE ARTS Proudly Presents 
The World Premiere of
TESLA
A Multidisciplinary Opera
With Music By Carson Kievman
Libretto By Thomas Bay & Carson Kievman
The Immigrant Who Changed The World!

Nikola Tesla was an immigrant, from Serbo/Croatia, whose transformative ideas challanged staid society, inherited wealth, and power structure of the Gilded Age. It brings to life the revolutionary race with Thomas Edison to fuel a new era of electricity, and the portentous aftermath: from the peak of worldly renown, Nikola Tesla pursues relentless dreams of tapping natural forces that could further liberate mankind, but instead lead to his early demise. A true visionary, Tesla gave away a vast nymber of his patents that were fossil fuel-consuming, and pursued the Tesla Coil to connect humanity to the very wheelwork of nature and allow the extraction of free and non-polluting energy for all. A friend of Mark Twain (our narrator), and a peer of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and J.P. Morgan (characters in the opera) he nonetheless died a pauper, crushed by the greed and hunger for power of his contemporaries.

Tesla's radical visions of scientific potential, and capitalist reform, which led to his rise as well as his downfall, resonate even more powerfully in the 21st century.

Nikola Tesla’s story will be told with music, digital animations, electrifying scenic design, Golden Age costuming and poetic storytelling.
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Sept 29
8:00PM EST
Cast & Crew
VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Yvette Loynaz, Soprano 1 - Courtney Miller, Soprano 2/A1 - Heather McLeod, Alto 
Mauricio Villanueva, Tenor - Angel Refusé, Baritone - Ardean Landhuis, Bass 
[All playing various roles: Tommie's Father, Cops, Waiters, Workers, Diners etc.]

SOBE ARTS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

WINDS: Flute, Phil Bracken-Tripp / Oboes/English Horn , Jim Drayton & Joey Wenda / 
Bb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet , Carlos Ortega & Christine Pascual-Fernandez / Basson, tbd

BRASS: French Horn, Matthew Marshall / Trumpet, Brian Neal, Trombone, John Kricker / Tuba, Calvin Jenkins

PERCUSSION: Lucas Sanchez & Terrell Moss

PIANO/COACH: tbd

STRINGS: Violins 1: Sasha Zuk - Charles Hardt - tbd
Violins 2 : Karen Lord - Abby Young -tbd
Violas, Caroline Buse & David RIker
Cellos, Ian Flatt & Brent Charran
Bass, tbd
OUR SPONSORS

HOROWITZ FAMILY FOUNDATION FIRESTONE FAMILY FOUNDATION
MELVIN & RYNA COHEN FOUNDATION ROBERT FITZPATRICK

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Corporate and Event Marketing Sponsorship and Promotional opportunities are available - 
to discuss contact 305-674-9220 or events@sobearts.org.

SoBe Arts production of TESLA is sponsored in part by The City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Horowitz Family Foundation, The Melvin & Ryna Cohen Foundation, The Firestone Family Foundation, Robert Fitzpatrick, and in partnership with The Colony Theater Miami Beach and The Betsy - South Beach, plus individual donor/friends directly and by way of Kickstarter and Indiegogo. 

 
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