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Opera doesn't always happen in an opera house. Sometimes it happens on Calle Ocho. "UltraVox," conceived, directed and performed by tenor Santo Martin Cordero and soprano Eloisa M. Ferrer, runs August 2-3 at the intimate SIR Studio on Calle Ocho in Miami's Little Havana.
“The artist is an inventive and daring individual who upsets and disturbs, enlightens and seeks a better understanding of the self and the world,” said Cordero. “We weave song, movement and spoken word during this interdisciplinary performance.”
"UltraVox" is a performance that merges Greek tragedy, opera, satire and performance art as a way to reveal the artists' complex relationship with the creative process. Through this process, the artists question "inspiration," chase and second-guess originality and confront emotional rifts between intuition and reason.
“We realize that the artists do not create something out of nothing,” said Cordero. “They uncover, revolve, select, combine, reshuffle and synthesize already existing facts, ideas and skills. Their synthesis is reflected in the power of recurrent phenomenon and realize that at the polarities of their existences lie the secrets to the paranormal activity that is art making.”
"UltraVox" runs August 2-3 at 8:45 p.m. at SIR Studio, 1007 SW 8th St., Miami; 786-200-4610; www.facebook.com/pages/SIR-Studio. $10 suggested donation. Wine and cheese reception to follow performance.