Warhol Opera Gets A Composer

The composer usually is first to come aboard. However, the appointment of Opera Philadelphia’s now-in-process “ANDY: A Popera” composer Dan Visconti was only announced this week – for a piece that has already had public workshop performances by the Philadelphia cabaret group the Bearded Ladies. The piece, about Andy Warhol, will premiere in September at a venue to be determined. The cabaret version incorporated Velvet Underground music that made specific references to Warhol’s circle.

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