The Canticle of the Black Madonna

A new opera coming to the Newmark Theatre

Portland, Oregon September 5 & 6, 2014

Who is the Black Madonna?

Posted on Jun 24, 2014

Who is the Black Madonna?

By Ethan Gans-Morse and Tiziana DellaRovere, creators of the new opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna “This goddess may take many forms [in our dreams]. Usually she is black… Always she is outside the collective value system of the dreamer’s conscious world…and carries immense potential for new life.” – Marion Woodman When we introduce people to our opera The...

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Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation Gala

Posted on May 7, 2014

Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Foundation Gala

We were honored to have “The Canticle of the Black Madonna” represented at Jane Seymour’s 2014 Open Hearts Foundation Gala in the Malibu home of Ms. Seymour in Los Angeles, CA. “The Canticle of the Black Madonna” aligns with the philosophy of the Open Hearts Foundation: In the face of life’s challenges, if your heart is open it can never stay broken and love will always find its way in…

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Of War and Healing

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Of War and Healing

Librettist Tiziana DellaRovere addresses a full room of supporters at Paschal Winery, Talent, OR On April 19, amid the sun-tinged vineyards of the gorgeous Rogue Valley, a full room of arts and veterans supporters assembled to learn about The Canticle of the Black Madonna, the new opera written by fellow longtime Southern Oregon residents Tiziana DellaRovere and Ethan Gans-Morse. Military family...

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An Evening of Stories and Song

Posted on Mar 15, 2014

An Evening of Stories and Song

On March 14, leading members of the philanthropic, veteran, and arts communities came together in in southeast Portland at sunset to celebrate The Canticle of the Black Madonna. To cheers and standing ovations, members of the military community shared how the opera had touched their lives, each and every one. Photography: John Rudoff 1st Sergeant Miah Washburn—dressed in casual shorts, his...

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Endorsement from Vietnam Combat Veteran

Posted on Mar 1, 2014

Endorsement from Vietnam Combat Veteran

The Canticle of the Black Madonna recently received a powerful endorsement from Vietnam combat veteran and 20 year career army officer, Bill Ritch. Mr. Ritch was awarded the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for bravery in combat. He graduated from United State Military Academy at West Point and returned there to teach for six years. His last tour of duty was the Professor of...

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Journalists, Veterans, and PTSD

Posted on Feb 25, 2014

Journalists, Veterans, and PTSD

Portland State University recently hosted A Language Shared: Journalists, Veterans, and PTSD, a guest panel discussion featuring Sean Davis, Veterans Service Coordinator for The Canticle of the Black Madonna…

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