Swanlights: A production in collaboration with light artist Chris Levine, lighting designer Paul Normandale, and set designer Carl Robertshaw.
Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Mista Oh! and Nibor were in the house as Antony and the Johnsons performed the large-scale concert and performance event, Swanlights, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, last night on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall.
Featuring a 60-piece orchestra, theis production was conceived as an evolution of the highly acclaimed The Crying Light, presented at the Manchester Opera House for the 2009 Manchester International Festival.
Envisioned as a meditation on light, nature, and femininity, Swanlights includes songs from all four of Antony and the Johnsons’ albums (self- titled, I am a Bird Now, The Crying Light, and Swanlights), set to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston.