If you haven’t already bought your tickets to the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia’s Symphonic Magic Concert (tonight, 7 pm, at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Virginia) you will want to jump right on it. SONOVA’s Music Director and Conductor, Jeffrey Dokken, has been instrumental in bringing A Roadkill Opera to life and reviving interest in the music of Ferdinando Paer.
In anticipation of this event, a GoPro video of a January 2016 world premiere performance of A Roadkill Opera has been uploaded onto the Roadkill Opera YouTube channel. The video provides the first opportunity for those who were not able to attend the sold-out shows in January to see what the fuss is all about. That show featured numerous personnel associated with SONOVA, including four who are also on the studio recording: Jeffrey Dokken, Martine Micozzi, Michael Thompson, and Val Rauch.