Seeds Under Nuclear Winter: an Earth Opera


Sun, Aug 27, 2023    
3:00 pm-5:30 pm


The Snyder Estate
668 Route 213, Rosendale, New York

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Seeds Under Nuclear Winter: An Earth Opera” is a recreation of spiritual visions, dreams, and stories through world and sacred music, performance art, movement, and light experiments, shared within an immersive and multi-sensory community experience.  The Earth Opera takes place in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and centers around finding light, beauty, and hope in the darkest times–and on our deep connection with all living things, our planet, and with each other.
Orchestrated for harps, ethereal voices, South American/Andean instruments, Indonesian gamelan, strings, choir, drones, dulcimer, piano, gongs, waterphone, and a cast of 31 Hudson Valley performing artists, the ‘Earth Opera’ steps into otherworldly realms and unfolds upon a non-linear and timeless path, similar to the way we dream.

The large-scale body of work transforms visions, dreams, and spiritual experiences into a completely immersive experience for both audience and cast, set INSIDE of the earth in The Widow Jane Mine—a vast and earthen womb-like natural amphitheater.   

Some reflective words from our audience :


“An awe-inspiring work of art!”

“Still reverberating in my pulse–truly magical.”

” It was probably the most amazing performance I’ve seen in my life… And I’ve seen some beautiful and well crafted performances”


“I was weeping the whole time. So beautiful, and healing.”  

” Sacred moments of pain and hope for the light….a celebration of our universal humanity. You took us on a journey” 

Written by Elizabeth Clark, the Earth Opera was composed and developed within the quiet mountain sanctuary and artist retreat of Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock NY over the course of a three year artist residency. 

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