Death and the Powers: A Robot Pageant

Powers Live, the global interactive simulcast, at The Dallas Opera

Finalist, 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Death and the Powers: A Robot Pageant is an opera by composer Tod Machover and developed at the MIT Media Lab. It is a one-act, full-evening work that tells the story of Simon Powers, a successful and powerful businessman and inventor, reaching the end of his life and facing the question of his legacy. He is now conducting his final experiment, passing from one form of existence to another in an effort to project himself into the future. Simon Powers is himself now a System. His family, friends, and associates must decide what this means, whether or not he is actually alive, how it affects them, and whether to follow.

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World Premiere CD of Death and the Powers released by BMOP/sound