Please join me for the world premiere of Juliet Palmer & Anna Chatterton’s a cappella opera Sweat at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust October 26 & 27. Produced by Center for Contemporary Opera in partnership with Urbanvessel (Toronto), the work plunges headfirst into the ethical dilemmas facing the global garment industry.
“Made in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Italy, China, India…the U.S.A.” Who sews our clothes, who makes our shoes? Where do they live? How much are they paid? What would you dream of, sewing sleeves all day? Is life better in the village you left behind? Sweat is a kaleidoscope of characters and stories collected from factories around the world. Sweat offers a window into the lives of the unseen millions who work to clothe us and the high-flying designers whose fantasies feed the fashion industry.
Directed by rising talent Giselle Ty and conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya, New Zealand-Canadian composer Juliet Palmer’s a cappella score is set to a libretto by Anna Chatterton. The stellar line-up of performers includes Shabnam Kalbasi, Larissa Koniuk, Jacqueline Horner Kwiatek, Eric McKeever and Patrick McNally with chorus.
Tickets on sale now: October 26 @ 8pm & October 27 @ 7pm
National Sawdust — 80 NORTH 6TH ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11249