Breaking Ice: Battle of the Carmens

World-premiere of a twenty-minute vocal piece by Alicia Hall Moran, in partnership with PROTOTYPE opera festival

Alicia Hall Moran performs Breaking Ice: The Battle of the Carmens, a new vocal work for an ice skating audience, featuring Ice Theatre of New York.

The twenty-minute piece is performed for the first time on Thursday, January 11 at 1:40pm. The work draws on inspiration from Moran’s childhood as a figure skater, notions of cultural competition, and the historic 1988 Winter Olympics, when two leading figure skaters independently chose to skate to Bizet’s Carmen.

Moran sings from center-ice as the public skates around her. The performance is free and open to the public and can be heard on ice as well as on the Deck surrounding the Rink. In order to be on the ice during the performance, please arrive at least twenty minutes before the event begins. Information about skate rentals, including costs, can be found at

The performance is presented by the PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival’s ‘Out of Bounds 2018’, a platform for new vocal performance pieces taking place in unlikely locations throughout New York.

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