Makiko and Tetsuro Karitani with harpsichord player Akiri Sawa
Gallery Opera Labo - Xmas Christmas concert/exhibition opened on Sunday the 26th of November nine artists from four countries participating they're Shelley Cowper, Melissa Nolan McDougal, Lynn Norton, Sally Douglas, Cynthia Ellis, Chelle Bourne, Connie Petrillo, Jennifer Lim and Chihoko Yamauchi(Glass).
It is interesting to see opera with the fine arts in collaboration for the artworks tend to give a physical dimension to the sound of the event. Opera actually started its history in artists studios by singers performing in front of artworks so the relationship has never been far apart.
For example, the British painter David Hockney has created numerous stage sets, one might suggest that he has a passion for them for it appears he has completed many of them during his life as painter as can be seen on this link below:
Collaborations between artist and performers is important one might suggest for it takes the artists out of there comfort zone, that is always a good thing in the long turn because one learns new things they can include into their praxis and it doesn't matter if the stage set or exhibition is big or small, what matters is that the artist really exhibit the passion that is on show in this collaboration which was from all reports appreciated by the audiences.
Many thanks to all those who came to the concerts and viewed the artworks. Gallery Opera Labo wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2018