Klytemnestra 2013, 2012 & 2011

Klytemnestra, a new chamber opera. Misha Penton, soprano, artistic director, concept and libretto. Music by Dominick Diorio. Meredith Harris, viola. Kyle Evans, piano. Meg Brooker, dancer. Performance premiere at Divergence Vocal Theater 2011, additional performances at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2012 and Dallas Museum of Art 2013

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Selkie 2013 & 2010

Selkie, a sea tale is Elliot’s lush musical setting of fairytale poetry by soprano Misha Penton. Misha Penton, soprano, concept, libretto, director, producer. Music by Elliot Cole. Selkie Premiere Nov 6, 2010. Selkie CD & Music Video Release, March 29 & 30, 2013

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Autumn Soiree

A haunted soiree of art music, poetry and dance. Misha Penton: Soprano, artistic direction, production design concept, curation with Alison Greene, soprano. Meg Brooker, dancer. Kelly Switzer: puppeteer. Jon Harvey, actor. George Heathco, composer & electric guitar. Jeremy Wood, piano, and Mini Timmaraju, tabla. October 14, 2011

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Evening Star: Beauty Bringer

Evening Star: Beauty Bringer. Art Songs at The Rothko Chapel. Misha Penton, soprano & artistic director, with Alison Greene, soprano, Natasha Manley, soprano, Michael Walsh, baritone and Kyle Evans, piano. June 10, 2011

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Divergence Soiree & Open House

May Soiree. Performance celebration of the new performance space, Divergence Music & Arts at Spring Street Studios in the Lower Washington Arts District, Houston, Texas. Misha Penton, artistic director and proprietress. Opening of Divergence Music & Arts, May 21, 2011

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Voix et Harpe

Voix et Harpe, French art song, poetry and dance. Misha Penton, soprano, concept, artistic director, translations. Meg Brooker, dancer and choreographer. Joanna Elliot Whitsett, harp. Miranda Carol Morris, actor. January 11, 2011 Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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Autumn Spectre

Misha Penton, soprano, concept, director. An ethereal eve of contemporary art song in English, piano pieces & harp works; with sitar music and butoh inspired dance; original soliloquies weave through music, multimedia & shadow play. Music of Dominick Argento, Benjamin Britten, Jake Heggie, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Ned Rorem, Lee Hoiby, Samuel Barber, and more. October 2, 2009

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The 10th Muse

Misha Penton, soprano, concept, director. Singers: Alison Greene, Michael Walsh, Shelley Auer, Dennis Arrowsmith, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Eileen. Kade Smith, with Stephen W. Jones, piano. Scenes from the 19th century operas Les Troyens and Sapho, with original poetry and dance. March 20, 2009

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The Ottavia Project

Murder and Mayhem in Ancient Rome. Misha Penton, soprano, concept, director. A scorned woman, a love quadrangle, and assassins afoot. A theatrical fusion of scenes from Claudio Monteverdi’s opera, L’incoronazione di Poppeaand the play, Octavia, attributed to Seneca; with piano works of Bach and Rameau. November 15, 2008

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