The neuroscience opera “Rosetta’s Stone” is an artistic representation of the brain and mind. The “Stone” represents perhaps the greatest enigma of science: the translation from the physical, chemical and biological mind to our consciousness. The opera’s libretto, music, structure and design are inspired by the inquiry process which the opera’s creators foresee could lead to clues regarding the neuroscience Rosetta Stone’s character and nature.
The opera is based on scientific guidance and structure recommended by Professor Susan Greenfield (Oxford University) as well as modern research regarding music’s capacities to reach the consciousness of the Alzheimer’s patient. The opera’s composers are John G. Bilotta (USA) and Jostein Stalheim (Norway). Its librettists are Oded Ben-Horin (Norway) and John F. McGrew (USA). “Rosetta’s Stone” will have its world premiere in August, 2016 at the Lesher Center for the Performing Arts (USA). Excerpts have been performed at the USA composers’ society meeting at the University of Florida, and at the Fresh Voices Festival in Berkeley, California.