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Ojai Youth Opera Presents: Nightingale & the Tower in Libbey Bowl

Ojai Youth Opera presents the World Premiere of its opera “Nightingale & The Tower.” A talented, passionate youth cast is supported by five opera stars who have graced stages from the Metropolitan Opera to Carnegie Hall to Europe. This work features a libretto by OYO’s artistic director Rebecca Comerford and Grammy Award-winning Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco fame and composed by world-renowned Jason Treuting, Rebecca Comerford and Beth Meyers. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, “Nightingale & The Tower” explores the themes of technology in the digital age, examining the delicate balance between nature and technology and the ways in which children must navigate the bridge between the creative and destructive forces of both. This timely, beautiful and exciting opera asks how technology shapes us and how as an increasingly potent part of the human experience it best be utilized to bring about positive change in the world.