Libertaria: The Virtual Opera
A surreal animated musical work by Sabrina Peña Young
In a post-USA dystopia the young teen Libertaria escapes from the GenTech Death Factory and pairs up with her addict father Simeon to blow up evil reverse-aging geneticists called the Collective. Searching for the mysterious Nurse that saved her life and is now buried deep within the dark soul of the Factory, Libertaria and Simeon lead a rag tag army of cyborgs, kids, and misfits against their high tech overlords. In an epic musical finale, Libertaria finds that she must save the world in order to save herself!
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Epic Sci-Fi Cinematic Sound and Dramatic Heart Stopping Vocals collide in this long-awaited Virtual Opera Soundtrack! Musical Theater Madness and Electronica Mayhem with 21st Century Rock Opera Insanity! Blow your mind into the next millennium!
Lyrics and Opera Libretto/Screenplay Available at the Official Libertaria:The Virtual Opera Website.
Cast (In Alphabetical Order):
Joe Cameron: Gabe/Chorus
Perry R. Cook: Simeon/Gabe/Miguel/Chorus
Gracia Gillund: Libertaria/Chorus
Jennifer Hermansky: New Dawn Solo/The Nurse/Chorus
Matthew Meadows: Simeon
Kate Sikora: Libertaria/Chorus
Gretchen Suarez-Pena: Lucinde/Chorus
Yvette Teel: The Nurse
Additional vocals: Alan Manuel Pena (Broken)
Directed by Sabrina Pena Young
Original score by Sabrina Pena Young
Cast Album Mastered by Patrick Rundbladh at
P.R. Music Productions.
To Save Herself She Must Save the World!
I have embarked on a large scale audiovisual journey. After mulling ideas in my head for an opera for the last year or so, I have decided to go forward with an electronic opera, complete with synthesized voices, computer generated characters, and a surreal landscape of a post nuclear future.
Libertaria combines experimental electronic music with popular rhythms, creating a fusion of the avant-garde and the familiar. With characters straight out of a futuristic graphic novel,
Libertaria reaches out to the mind, borrowing familiar science fiction elements and combining them with stunning music and a moving libretto.
MAKING A VIRTUAL OPERA
How am I going to create this amazingly large electronic work? Combining over a decade's experience in electronic music and composition with almost an equal number of years in digital media and video art, I create Libertaria using my private multimedia studio, equipped with Logic, animation software, Final Cut, Photoshop, and another half a dozen programs that come in handy. Production for Libertaria has been entirely online. Ten talented singers were selected though online auditions and crowdsourcing. The Moviestorm Community's rising talents Lucinda McNary and Kera Hildebrandt have helped with machinima modding, animation, and lip sync. Film Composer Patrick Rundbladh mastered the final music score and upcoming Libertaria Soundtrack, available through i-Tunes this fall. Without a single live rehearsal, these talented musicians and artists have helped make this project a reality. Dr. Clare Share is hosting the world premier event in Lake Worth, Florida, October 5th, 2013.
It's the year 2125, and United States, decimated by nuclear war in the last half of the 21st century has splintered off into territorial factions. The sky has grown red, the water runs black, and hope rests on the shoulders of a young teen.
Left as an infant in the abandoned Lady Liberty in the year 2125, Libertaria spent her early years bouncing from one foster home to another, until at the age of 14 she found escape, traveling on the bullet train from Nueva York, the capitol of the USSA, to the Underground, where she discovers that her father is a addicted megalomaniac intent on destroying the evil Collective, reverse-aging geneticists that rule the world.
But the world had not heard the last of the spunky chic with the bad attitude. And before it's all over, she will lead a children's rebellion against the greasy politicos running the nation into the ground.