Yara Arts Group will offer the American debut of its new work "Opera GAZ," December 19, 20 and 22 at La MaMa, 66 East 4th Street. This opera was created by director Virlana Tkacz, who heads Yara Arts Group in New York, and the composers Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko. Inspired by the spirit of early 20th century avant-garde, this is an absolutely new, original work. It features the performers of Nova Opera in Kyiv. Live performances and traditional instruments are combined with electronic music to present the story of an explosion at a futuristic gas factory that produces all the energy for the industrial world. The visually striking production is sung in English, Ukrainian and German but is universally accessible.
$30 gen. adm.; $25 students and seniors (+$1 Facility Fee); $10 with La MaMa membership.
Box office is 212-352-3101, www.lamama.org/gaz/