This page features a selection of documents relating to the Midnight Opera Company, including press releases, Kitchen calenders, an advertisement, and a New York Times review, all dating from 1972 and 1973. Documents are viewable in large format by clicking on the appropriate link.
1st Advertisement, Village Voice (March 8, 1973)
This was the first Kitchen advertisement published in the Village Voice, presenting the Midnight Opera Company's six March performances
John Rockwell, Midnight Opera Group Experiments with Jazz, New York Times (April 1973)
In this short article the New York Times critic John Rockwell reviews a performance by the Midnight Opera Company held at the Kitchen.
October 1972 Kitchen Calendar (October 28-29, 1972)
This calendar announces the Midnight Opera Company's performances at the Kitchen on October 28 and 29, 1972.
Press Release Letter (February 26, 1973)
This press release announces that the Midnight Opera Company is back in New York City and the Kitchen, to present new works mixed with the old repertoire on three March evenings.
March 1973 Kitchen Calendar (March 8-10, 1973)
This program lists the performances announced in the press release above, taking place at the Kitchen from March 8-10, 1973.
Press Release Letter (March 24, 1973)
This press release announces six performances by the Midnight Opera Company, held at the Kitchen from April 26-28, 1973. The following musicians are participating: Sam Burtis, Larry Chaplan, Buncey Devyatkin, Dimitri Devyatkin, Wayne Dockery, Joe Ferguson, Butch Jones, Michael Tschudin, Steina Vasulka and Chip White. In addition to the music there will be a visual rear screen projection by Pablo Lights and video and electronic images by Shrihdar Bapat, the Cooks, Dimitri Devyatkin, the Vasulkas and Jane and Walter Wright.
April 1973 Kitchen Calendar (April 26-28, 1973)
This Kitchen calendar lists the performances announced in the press release above.
Kitchen Calendar December 1972
This Kitchen calendar announces the Midnight Opera Company's performances on December 22 and 23, 1972.
Press Release Letter (May 1, 1973)
In this press release the Midnight Opera Company announces that there will be a live video event with music on May 19.
May 1973 Kitchen Calendar (May 19, 1973)
This Kitchen calendar lists the live performance announced in the press release above.