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Death and the Powers

Death and the Powers
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Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
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214-880-0202 (phone)
Neighborhood: Downtown
Category: Theater and Dance: Opera


  1. February 12, 2014 7:30 pm
  2. February 14, 2014 7:30 pm
  3. February 15, 2014 7:30 pm
  4. February 16, 2014 2pm


American composer, inventor, and educator Tod Machover, who has a position at MIT's Media Lab, has gifted us with a futuristic "robot" opera wholly of its technologically advanced time—and yet manages to transcend it with the universal power of a family drama. Simon Powers is a billionaire about to kick the bucket, so he downloads his consciousness into a world of his own creation—a strange universe called The System that allows him to technically live forever, albeit without corporeal form. His wife and daughter are somewhat more skeptical about joining the singing automatons. The production at the Winspear Opera House will be re-broadcast using unique perspective (for example, simulcast viewers will see from Powers' point of view inside The System) in still to be determined venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, New York City and its boroughs, Philadelphia, Paris, Los Angeles, London and Stockholm — as well as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The interactive simulcast performance is Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

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