Bob-Berlin 2012
"Bob leaves the stage." Many thanks to Kai Beinert for this photo, taken in March 2012 in Berlin.

Robert Ashley died on March 3, 2014, just two months after he finished his last opera, "Crash," and while it was in rehearsals for premiere at the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial.




On Friday, January 30, 2015, "avant-duo" Trystero (David Kulma, Dorian Wallace and friends) performs all seven episodes of "Perfect Lives". At The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn. Starts at 7 pm. David Kulma talks about Robert Ashley and Perfect Lives.

David Gutkin's article on Robert Ashley's operas has been published in the Winter 2014 issue of Oxford University Press's, "Opera Quarterly." Here's the link: Meanwhile Let's Go Back in Time.


April 15-18, 2015, Roulette will present the reprise of "Crash", featuring the original cast: Gelsey Bell, Tom Hamilton, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder, and Aliza Simons. ("Crash" was presented as part of the Whitney Museum 2014 Biennial with very limited seating.) TICKETS NOW ON SALE. Here's a vimeo sample of the first act: Crash, Act I

January 2016. The Kitchen will present "Quicksand." Ashley completed the recording of his reading of this opera-novel during the summer of 2013. Steve Paxton, David Moodey and Tom Hamilton will bring the opera to life at The Kitchen in January 2016!