Architecture of a Common Man
“Architecture of a common man” is a new opera-ballet-film performance by multidisciplinary artist and director Guillermo Laporta.
Architecture of a Common Man follows the journey of a world-recognized photographer who embarks on a documentary about his own life. Through this process, he discovers that success is not necessarily defined by professional achievements but rather by the simple joys and pleasures that life has to offer.
The performance features a trio of performers portraying the main character, including an actor on the screen and two alter egos on stage in the form of a contemporary dancer and an opera baritone. The music, composed specifically for this show, features a soprano, baritone, string quartet, piano, synthesizer, and choir.
Architecture of a Common Man aims to challenge societal norms and encourage people to find happiness in being an ordinary person. It explores the relationships between work, family, health, and spirituality and how these aspects can impact one’s pursuit of happiness.
The performances will run March 24-26, with preview workshops on March 17-19.
About the director
Guillermo Laporta is a New York City-based flutist, designer, director, and producer. He is currently the executive and artistic director of CreArtBox. Laporta has a master’s degree from the Royal College of Music of London and a Master’s in Arts Management from Alcala University in Madrid.
During his career as a flutist, he has performed a broad repertoire of symphonic, opera, and chamber works, with BBC Concert Orchestra, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Symphony Orchestra, sharing the stage with renowned musicians such as Sir Roger Norrington, Andrew Litton, Pablo González, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Truls Mørk, Natalia Gutman, Labèque Sisters, and Ainhoa Arteta.