Camilla Tassi

November 19, 2018

The Yale Voxtet, under guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, prepared and performed Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorio "Il Primo Omicidio" for Sprague Hall's Morse Recital Hall at Yale University (New Haven, CT). 

I had the joy of creating an English translation for the libretto's Italian text, as well as designing project...

November 13, 2018

"Selections from Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 echo the singing of Jewish cantors in the temples. Medieval harp, oud, and exotic percussion blend with Arabic love songs and Sephardic ballads. The performers, including musicians of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds, join in celebration of brotherhood and sist...

November 11, 2018

A genre of music I feel strongly about is that of choral music. It tells stories, it creates atmospheres, and, most of the time, it is never exposed to design. That is what I hope to change!

It was in this spirit that I got in conversation with Yale Camerata's directors Maggie Brooks (music) and Laurie Ongley (produ...

November 10, 2018

I had the joy of being part of the creative team behind a work-in-progress adaptation of Philip Glass and Arthur Yorinks’ opera “The Fall of the House Usher”, presented at MASS MoCA on November 10th.

Written an directed by Jim Simpson and Arthur Yorinks, the work presented a re-imaging of the opera, to which Yorinks...

November 7, 2018

As part of Mark Coniglio's workshop here at Yale University with student projection designers and directors, I was able to explore something I've been curious about for quite some time: creating an environment where a performer is in control of the visual material with their live sound.

Maeli Goren kindly brought he...

November 3, 2018

Something I am particularly moved by is initiatives, by young students, to put on performances of classical music. Bonus points for opera!

Having previously designed projections for the Opera Theater of Yale College, I returned to help them with their production of John Blow's baroque opera "Venus and Adonis". 

The v...

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