Elaine Mitchener + David Toop + Barry Lewis + Dam Van Huynh (UK)

The idea for a semi-improvised opera was borne during Elaine Mitchener’s artist residency in Venice under the auspices of Fondazione Claudio Buziol and Muziektheater Transparant in 2010.

A vocalist working in the area of movement art and noted for her unique melding of vocal styles ranging from contemporary classical, jazz, free-improvisation. For Of Leonardo, Mitchener has worked with sound artist David Toop, filmmaker Barry Lewis to create this work and invited Dam Van Huynh to direct/choreograph it.

Together they have created a contemporary opera that intricately melds music, sound art, image and movement to explore space, inviting audiences into a unique and intimate realm of disturbing beauty.