The Canticle of the Black Madonna

A new opera in two acts

By Ethan Gans-Morse &
Tiziana DellaRovere

Welcome to The Canticle of the Black Madonna

Posted on Dec 1, 2014

Welcome to The Canticle of the Black Madonna

A Soldier’s Journey from the Desolation of War to the Healing Embrace of Love The opera is streaming free for a limited time! Watch Now Called “One of the most exciting developments of the arts season” by Oregon ArtsWatch, The Canticle of the Black Madonna is a new opera by librettist Tiziana DellaRovere and composer Ethan Gans-Morse which premiered in Portland, Oregon on...

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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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