SoBe Arts presents

TESLA

Music by Carson Kievman
Libretto by Thomas Babe & Carson Kievman
©  1986 and 2016 All Rights Reserved

The drama of Tesla is that of a “clash of titans,” the rise and fall of a Serbo-Croation immigrant dreamer and his legendary battles with Thomas Edison. It has often been said that a true genius is never recognized in his lifetime: Nikola Tesla’s prophetic work framed the worlds portrayed in science fiction and also formed the foundation for modern-day technology.  A true visionary, Tesla gave away a vast number of patents because they were fossil fuel-consuming, and went to work on the Tesla Coil which would connect humanity to the very wheelwork of nature and allow the extraction of free and non-polluting energy for all.  As a result he died a pauper, crushed by the greed and hunger for power of his contemporaries

TESLA Project Summary - Thomas Babe Biography -  Carson Kievman Biography -

Introductory comments from 2004 NYC Opera Vox Festival

Recorded from Audience during 2004
New York City Opera Vox Festival Workshop
John Yaffé, conductor

Parallel Worlds of Tesla & Edison (excerpt) - MP3

Vocal Quartet: Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, JP Morgan and George Westinghouse (2 pianos replace the orchestra for this workshop)

Tesla Reflecting Song (excerpt) from end of Act 1, Scene 2
Vocal Solo: Nikola Tesla (2 pianos replace the orchestra for this workshop)

Steep in the forests of where I called
my home, there was no inkling of this rush...
Only the clatter of water and the matters of
poverty, sickness, religious transgression.
My mother was an artisan, an inventor...
From cheap and used and borrowed bits,
She made each day we lived...
I had so little but...
The books I'd seen and my ideas
And a wind that bent the fir trees over
so only I could see and hear.
Only I alone. Only I could see and hear
the fierce, but useful force behind it all...
Only I alone.


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