The Canticle of the Black Madonna

A new opera in two acts

By Ethan Gans-Morse &
Tiziana DellaRovere

A Radiant Night of Music

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

A Radiant Night of Music

Lindsey Cafferky performs “Mara’s Lament” with pianist Janet Coleman. Photography by Joe Cantrell. Powerful stories of war and healing, riveting musical performances, and delectable treats marked the occasion as we formally kicked off our fundraising season with our first The Canticle of the Black Madonna house party, graciously hosted by Grammy-award winning,...

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Support the Opera with Fred Meyer Rewards

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

Support the Opera with Fred Meyer Rewards

Great news, Opera fans! Now there’s an easy way to contribute to The Canticle of the Black Madonna every time you shop at Fred Meyer. All you need to do is link your link your Rewards Card to our non-profit organization at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Use the NPO number 87907, and at the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to The Canticle of the Black Madonna based on the...

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National Opera Association Featured Article

Posted on Feb 2, 2014

National Opera Association Featured Article

Recently, The Canticle of the Black Madonna composer Ethan Gans-Morse was interviewed by Ruth Dobson, the editor of The Sacred in Opera Newsletter—a publication of the National Opera Association. This nationally-distributed newsletter features articles exploring the sacred aspect of both historical and contemporary operas as well as interviews with the musicians, composers and producers creating...

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A Warm Reception at CMAC in Vancouver

Posted on Jan 30, 2014

A Warm Reception at CMAC in Vancouver

Anima Mundi Productions’ very own Director of Development and Outreach, Monique Dupre, shares her recent experiences of being invited by the Community Military Appreciation Committee to share information about the many direct services we are offering the Portland/Vancouver veteran community.  When I pulled into the crowded parking lot on a frosty morning I knew I was in the right place by...

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“We will be soldiers…”

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

“We will be soldiers…”

We commemorate Veterans Day with a quote inspired by Army Veteran, professional artist & writer, and Canticle of the Black Madonnna Veterans Service Service Coordinator and onstage supernumerary Sean Davis. Read Sean’s essay about our work with local veterans through the arts called Painting PTSD.

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Composer presents “The Canticle” to NATS

Posted on Jul 2, 2013

Composer presents “The Canticle” to NATS

On Saturday, November 2, Ethan Gans-Morse, award-winning composer of The Canticle of the Black Madonna  gave a lecture/demonstration at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2013 Festival at the University of Oregon. The presentation combined a discussion of the functional application of classical conventions in contemporary opera with live performances by renowned performers...

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