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.
NEWS and UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:
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.
November 25, 2014. Robert Ashley program. Thomas Buckner and friends. Cafe Oto, London, UK
November 28, 2014. Robert Ashley program. Thomas Buckner and friends. University of Ireland, Cork. www.ucc.ie/en
December 9, 2014. Robert Ashley program. Thomas Buckner and friends. KRAAK, Ghent, Belgium. www.schoolofartsgent.be/en
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. It was presented as part of the Whitney Museum 2014 Biennial with very limited seating.
November 2015. Ashley completed the recording of his reading of this opera-novel, "Quicksand", during the summer of 2013. Steve Paxton, David Moodey and Tom Hamilton will bring the opera to life at The Kitchen.