Army National Guard, Long Beach
WORLD PREMIERE by Long Beach Opera in partnership with Explore.org
Composed by Tobin Stokes
Libretto by Heather Raffo
Story Consultant Christian Ellis
Directed by Andreas Mitisek
Conducted by Kristof Van Grysperre
Projection Design by Hana Kim
Scenic/Costume Design by Andreas Mitisek
Lighting Design by Dan Weingarten
Sound Design by Bob Christian
Art Consultant Mike Hebert and Jon Harguindeguy
Photos by Andreas Mitisek and Doris C. Koplik
... being the opening salvo of truly superlative video design by Hana S. Kim,
whose subtle visual strategies integrate powerfully with the momentum of the narrative.
It set me in mind of last year’s best documentary film (among so many), Of Men and War,
itself a lifetime-later reprise of John Huston’s seminal 1945 Let There Be Light.
-Myron Meisel, Stage Raw
All elements of the technical production were astounding, but none as much so as the video design by Hana S. Kim.
Kim's work is some of the best-integrated and transportive video design I've ever seen in a theatrical production.
-Jonathan Ross, Long Beach Post