Music Break: Revelation, a Rock Opera
Originally Aired: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Photo by Matthew Septimus
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Revisit the soulful, totally rocking world premiere of Mike Doughty‘s Revelation in this encore stream of the rock opera, first performed on our stage on January 28, 2015.
Before Kurt Andersen ended his weekly public radio show, Studio 360, earlier this year, he had an annual tradition of challenging his listeners to make Creative Resolutions. At the beginning of 2014, Doughty, the indie rock star and former Soul Coughing frontman, told Andersen that he wanted to make a rock opera based on the Book of Revelation.
“It is an absolutely terrifying, psychedelic tale of destruction, and the language is so beautiful,” Doughty told Andersen. “I thought, with the right music and the right visuals, it would be a great show.”
Studio 360 held Mike to his promise, and the result was Revelation. Watch the stream live at 1pm ET right here on this page.
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