Arthur Makaryan

New-media Director

Wenqi Li


Evita Zacharioglou


Lucy Dhegrae / Lydia
Nathaniel Sullivan / Elias
Nina Dante / The Stump


Simulacrum is a chamber opera combining new music, contemporary dance, interactive performance, and scenic design. Simulacrum is based on the original play Loved for Parts by playwright/librettist Marianna Staroselsky from Columbia University. It centers around dialogues between a woman’s disabled leg and her bionic leg. The opera is divided into six scenes written by six different composers: Longfei Li, Yangzhi Ma, Peter KramerMeng WangJames Diaz, and guest composer Reiko Füting.

It was a collaboration with New Path Music Theatre and was performed at 3LD Art and Technology Center in Downtown NYC in June 2018


“Lucy Dhegrae kept up with the opera’s fierce pacing and was convincingly agile in her response to the Arthur Makaryan’s abstract, grinding and highly charged direction.” — John Hohmann, SCHMOPERA

The O'Leary Theory

An online real-time interactive performance.

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