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In Harmony With Nature

In Harmony With Nature

Operatic Photosynthesis©

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The catalytic process through which the original creators of the Operatic idiom and those presently involved in its creation/recreation convert their light energy into a transmittable scintilla, that can later be released to fuel the art form’s dynamic expressions.

Using Only the Energy Needed

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The natural process through which those engaged in the operatic idiom use the minimum amount of effort to realize the maximum results:


Breathing Coordination
The Expressive Body
The Golden Mean
The Intuitive Gesture Vocabulary
Tonus and The Neutral Face

ThomasCarlyleThomas Carlyle, one of the most important social commentators of the 19th century, “contrasts the singing of the damaged Statue of Memnon (in Thebes) with the natural talent found in many of his contemporary artists. He explains that the statue sang in harmony with nature and produced a much softer beauty than “the fierce clashing of cymbals, and shouting of multitudes” that Carlyle saw in the art (specifically literature) around him.

Carlyle also connects the singing of the Statue of Memnon with light, since the statue would sing only with the coming of the sun. By being in touch with light, art can use the beauty of nature to its own purposes, since “the meek, silent Light can mould, create and purify all Nature.”

Thanks to Olivia Harding ’12, English 60J, Brown University, 2009

Sustainable Values

Mi-Kyoung Lee Supervising Interns at University of Arts in Philadelphia Backdrop for La Tempesta Based on Shakespeare

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Sustainable Values

IOT costumes and sets reflect respect for nature as well as the creative process.

Created under the hands of fiber artists, using remainder, recycled and repurposed products, mundane objects are transformed into works of art.

To the left, Mi-Kyoung Lee, head of Fibers at The University of The Arts, in Philadelphia finalizes set for IOT, “La Tempesta”, based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, before its transport via airplane, in duffle bags, to Italy. Set is made of panty hose, strips of fabric, twine and string,

International Opera Theater, with more than a decade of dedication to sustainable values, is proud to have collaborated on green design with like minded individuals and organizations in Philadelphia and Italy.
With costumes and sets made of recycled and every day objects, turned into works of art under the hands of artists, IOT is dedicated to the artistic soul and its role to uplift and inspire modern civilization.
Our sets, made of recycled water bottles, panty hose, pipe cleaners, twine, string, trash bags, insulation foam, recycled lathe wood, orange plastic fencing, and other mundane objects and costumes and props made of duct tape, saran wrap, bathroom scrubbies, zip ties, twist ties, plastic ice cream cones, bath mats, popsicle sticks, packing peanuts, insulation foam, light bulbs, remainder and recycled fabrics and other everyday objects, celebrate the bricoleur (turning the ordinary into the magical) spirit .
In addition, our artistic process, which engages artists in ausstrahlung (emanations), a powerful non-verbal communication model, minimizes rehearsal hours and maximizes community building and intercultural communication, essential elements in an ever globalizing, ever diversifying world.


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Photo by
Ornella Tiberi

Costumes by
Qiang Gong

Lighting Design By
J. Christian Bygott