To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante, International Opera Theater, in collaboration with The Institute for Italian Culture in New York, and other yet to be named international collaborators, will inaugurate a new operatic art form, as a vehicle to share the poetic, prophetic and ageless work of Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, Inferno, The Purgatory, Paradiso, and La Vita Nuova..
IOT Director, Karen Saillant, in collaboration with Italian Maestro Mauro Fabbri, IOT Musical Director and composer of Dante, in conjunction with James Wilson and The Adagio Machine will not only provide an environment in which Dante opera singers and instrumentalists will be able to enter the flow state and therefore deliver their optimal performance, but will also act as a “launching pad” for the audience to do so as well.
With the Dante Opera, our goal is to not only assist the audience in understanding the transformational message embedded in Dante’s extraordinary journey through the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, but also to share with the audience the profound and transformational experience of “flow”.
Also, be sure to visit the unique, creative, and informative “Italian Rooms”, where the Italian Culture Institute of NY create an ideal “House” where you can travel and discover Italy. The virtual spaces, porticos, gardens and orchards of this “House” highlight the arts, sciences and languages of the Italian civilization. Dante the Opera will premiere in The Dante Room of this website Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1 PM Eastern Standard time.