Andy Warhol famously declared, “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” ANDY: A Popera promises to make audience members famous for 15 seconds. From September 10-20, 2015, Opera Philadelphia and Bearded Ladies Cabaret place the pop-art icon and his concept of fame at the center of a World Premiere mashup of opera and cabaret, in a collaboration described as “strange, smart and entertaining” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and “brave and intriguing” by Philadelphia City Paper. Drawing from the life and work of Warhol, the Popera puts singing soup cans, Marilyns, and a randy banana on stage with contemporary versions of Warhol Superstars like actress Candy Darling and socialite Edie Sedgwick, his mother Julia Warhola, and feminist writer and would-be assassin Valerie Solanas. The site-specific work by composers Heath Allen and Dan Visconti, with a libretto by John Jarboe, explores

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