Loose, Wet, Perforated

“A striking and vivid new production… colorful music… the score is a marvel of text setting… The singers, composed of Guerilla Opera regulars, were excellent.” (Sept. 2016)
Boston Classical Review

“fascinating music” (Sept. 2011)
The Boston Phoenx

“a young composer with a sure hand for handling text” (Sept. 2011)

“edgy, bright, and entertaining as hell. Vines makes an unlikely four-player orchestra pay seemingly endless dividends…” (Sept. 2011)
New Music Box


Photos by Liz Linder Photography

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Zack Box Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee
8 The Fenway, Boston, MA


>> Download the libretto
>> Download the program (.pdf)

The Hunger Games meets The Price is Right in Guerilla Opera’s season opener with music and original libretto by Nicholas P. Vines.


The opera was commissioned for and first premiered by the Guerillas in September 2011 and now in this new production, stage director Austin Regan leads the Guerilla cast and creative team through a strange game show set in a parallel future. Inspired by medieval morality plays, this opera is the tale of “Loose” and “Wet,” who undergo various trials to climb in rank in their secret Guild. Live video feed intensifies each trial and you, the “live T.V. audience,” are invited to participate at crucial moments. Which character will descend to isolation and despair and which to fame and fortune?

Loose, Wet, Perforated is approximately 75 minutes in duration, sung in English, and scored for soprano, mezzosoprano, countertenor and baritone, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, and percussion. This production has adult content and is not suitable for children under the age of 14.

Aliana de la Guardia, soprano as Loose
Brian Church, baritone as Wet
Douglas Dodson, coutertenor as Perforated
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano as Various
Amy Advocat, clarinet
Philipp A. Stäudlin, saxophone
Chris Moore, Trombone
Mike Williams, percussion

Nicholas P. Vines, composer & librettist
Austin Regan, stage director
Julia Noulin-Merat, resident scenic designer
Keithlyn Parkman, lighting designer
Neil Fortin, resident costume designer
Mark DiGiovanni, technical director
Tae Kim, rehearsal pianist


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