Kara Feely and Travis Just’s Innova is an experimental opera about ‘cosmopolitan decay and colliding languages’.
Here’s the official description:
Five vocalists maintain an extensive live/work space that becomes an urban grotto of revised and invented topographies. Sifting through a baroque landscape of objects, tools, and scale models of unusual landmarks, the performers transform the stimulus around them into intricate sequences of action, diagrammatic displays, and a vigorous instrumental score.
Innova is performed in English as well as Turkish, German, French, Spanish, and Hebrew, with English supertitles.
We’re pretty sure there’s some gibberish thrown in their, too.
Innova premieres at Abrons Arts Center May 13-22. Approximate run time is three hours.