Kyong Mee Choi composer, visual artist, choreographer, director, and producer
Ensemble Dal Niente
JulieAnn Zavala mezzo-soprano
Brad Jungwirth baritone
Samantha Stein, Allison Hull, Jeff Jablonski, Chadley Ballantyne – chorus
Michael Lewanski conductor
Allisan Anich, Mei-Kuang Chen, Natalie Williams – dancers
THE ETERNAL TAO, a one-act multimedia opera for voices instruments, video, electronics, dancers, and lighting presents the text of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching translated and re-imagined in the context of modern society. Through this opera, which has parallels with traditional opera, but differs from singer-oriented opera in the sense that the vocalists are a part of the ensemble as a whole, composer, director, and choreographer Kyong Mee Choi seeks to have viewers experience a shared moment of seeing ourselves with open eyes and understand our purpose in the world.