Looking at You
Nerds at Silicon Hills like to party. They’re in the middle of a celebration at their massive corporate headquarters when you join in the fun. As you order a free drink from the singing, computer-generated assistant built into your table, a swirl of operatic voices, EDM and crime jazz surrounds you. You are now inside a story of high-tech espionage and sultry romance where Edward Snowden meets Casablanca. Looking at You confronts surveillance capitalism and the erosion of individual privacy in a digitized world.
“Compelling drama, attractive music and a strikingly smart libretto. I’m excited to hear more, if ever offered the chance as a New Yorker!” –Opera News
“Kamala tackles the implications of digital privacy laws through an energetic, playful score and interactive multimedia which draw the audience into the discussion on a very personal level; Rob Handel’s delightfully nerdy libretto makes this a killer trifecta.” –WQXR
A HERE & Back Production, Co-Produced with Opera on Tap NYC in association with Experiments in Opera
Looking at You is made possible through the generous support of Carnegie Mellon University; KSF; Mental Insight Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; Opera America; Puffin Foundation; and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Developmental support provided by American Lyric Theatre; Anti-Social Music; BRIC Lab; The Civilians R&D Group; Mana Contemporary, and Todd Mountain Theatre Project. In-kind support provided by Alessandro Acquisti, Ralph Gross, Joe Holt, and Daniel Dickison.