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 > 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 September 5, 2014. Set in coastal Louisiana amidst the...

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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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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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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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