The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide public engagement project, brought together 1,000 singers from across New York for free performances on the High Line, October 3—8, 2018.
Co-created by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, with words and lyrics by acclaimed poets Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine, The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock is an ambitious, collective, free choral work that shares personal stories from hundreds of New Yorkers about life in our rapidly changing city.
CO-CREATOR: DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO
CO-CREATOR, COMPOSER: DAVID LANG
LIBRETTIST: ANNE CARSON
ESSAYIST: CLAUDIA RANKINE
DIRECTOR: ELIZABETH DILLER
DIRECTOR: LYNSEY PEISINGER
SOUND DESIGNER: JODY ELFF
LIGHTING DESIGNER: JOHN TORRES
COSTUME DESIGNER: CARLOS SOTO