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Find out more about our newest release Song From The Uproar, and purchase here on Amazon and ITunes.

"The performances by NOW Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer and five vocalists are authoritative..." - Gramophone Magazine, June 2013

Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt is a multi-media chamber opera by composer Missy Mazzoli and filmmaker Stephen Taylor. Conceived in collaboration with director Gia Forakis and librettist Royce Vavrek, Song from the Uproar features musical performance by NOW Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, and a 5-piece chorus.

The libretto for Song from the Uproar was inspired by the journals of Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), an explorer, nomad, journalist, novelist, passionate romantic, Sufi, and one of the most unusual women of her era. She left her life in Switzerland for a nomadic and unfettered existence in North Africa, traveling extensively on horseback, dressing as a man, and relentlessly documented her travels in detailed journals. Song from the Uproar immerses the audience in the surreal landscapes of Isabelle's life and explores the universality that makes her tale so vibrant and relevant over one hundred years after her death.

Song from the Uproar
premiered at New York City venue, The Kitchen, on February 24, 2012, and ran until March 3. The production featured set design by Zane Pihlstrom, costumes by Alixandra Gage Englund, and lighting design by Scott Bolmon. Song from the Uproar is a Beth Morrison Project.

The first film from the opera by acclaimed filmmaker Steve Taylor: