While this year some pieces isolated participants through technology, others relished their theatricality and fed off the physical presence of live performers.
These operas are not the types of performances seen at traditional opera venues with their generous budgets, megastars, and perfect-pitch performances.
An anatomical theater and its dissected murderess are the subjects of a bloody opera on the physical nature of evil.
The opera Angel’s Bone, having its world premiere at the Prototype festival, opens with a married woman fantasizing about telling her husband that she doesn’t love him.
The third season of the Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival opened ominously last week, with 31 young women dressed in black singing against the evil that can come with group control.