NEDERLANDS

Buwalsky, A Road Opera (US)

Mel Marvin/Jonathan Levi (based on a screenplay by Irma Achten)

I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you—Nobody—too?
Then there’s a pair of us! Don’t tell! they’d advertise—you know!
(Emily Dickinson)

If there's no love and you still get mauled, that's called abuse. Buwalsky, a Road Opera illustrates this in a derisive way. It is a morality tale, a soap opera about the body and its influence. The opera consists of two acts, each of which is subdivided into five scenes and five interludes, the transition from one to the next provided by the use of film techniques.
The opera is through-composed, but only the scenes are sung, accompanied by a small colorful ensemble. The interludes appear on film and are accompanied by an orchestra recorded on tape.
This production could also be seen in New York and New Haven (Yale University)