Posted on May 28, 2021
Anima Mundi Proudly presents the cinematic 5-camera high definition video of the the 2014 premiere of The Canticle of the Black Madonna. The video is streaming online for free starting Memorial Day weekend, Sunday May 30 at 5:30 Pacific. We’re celebrating the launch with a panel discussion featuring Sean Davis and other members of the veteran community. Tickets are free but required to...
Posted on Oct 23, 2015
The Canticle of the Black Madonna was recently the main subject of a presentation by Dr. Colleen Renihan, professor of music at the University of Guelph, at the American Studies Association annual conference in Toronto, Canada. Her presentation was entitled Listening to Trauma, Singing Trauma, and the Negotiation of PTSD in Contemporary American Opera and explored the treatment of emotional...
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
Critics have weighed in on the September, 2014 professional world premiere of The Canticle of the Black Madonna. Critical acclaim has focused on the social relevance of the work, the sensitivity with which it addresses combat PTSD, the excellent performances of the cast, and the effectiveness of the text and music. (Full media kit available here.) James McQuillen, writing for The Oregonian,...
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
Opening night was a stunning evening of beauty, drama, and excitement. Enjoy this gallery of stunning images from opening night! All images link to high-resolution files.
Posted on Aug 10, 2014
On Saturday, August 9, we hosted a gala dinner at the Sentinel Hotel. With sold-out attendance, we enjoyed incredible food, beautiful prizes, and unforgettable live performances, and we raised nearly $10,000! Pictures below:
Posted on Jul 19, 2014
The Canticle of the Black Madonna Veterans Service Coordinator, Sean Davis, shares our ongoing community service program to address combat PTSD through painting. This series of workshops is facilitated by Mr. Davis, a former First Sergeant in the US Army Infanty and an Iraq War combat veteran, and Ms. Tiziana DellaRovere, librettist of the opera and cofounder of Anima Mundi Productions.