Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Elizabeth Diller is blending the line between the environment, art and architecture with an exciting new project: an opera for the High Line. Everyone’s favorite park in the sky will host the upcoming “Mile Long Opera” sometime in 2019. Diller will work with composer David Lang and sound designer Brude Odland to bring the project to life.
Diller was inspired to create the opera after hearing about a Chelsea woman who put on a one-man cabaret show on her fire escape as a reaction to park patrons who were disturbing her privacy.
This isn’t the first time Diller has stepped into the world of art and theater. She worked with David Lang on “Musings on a Glass Box” and the settings for the Spike Jonze film “Her.” “In college I’d had a fantasy of being a filmmaker. I’d taken film courses at Cooper Union and then somehow detoured into architecture,” Diller told Architect Magazine.
lead image via Friends of the High Line