Elizabeth Rast. Photo by Kimberley Mead.

Elizabeth Rast. Photo by Kimberley Mead.


The Dragonfly Queen
A Fantasy Faery Opera

by Chad Salvata
Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Presented by ethos produced in association with VORTEX

Immerse yourself in the dark fantasy antics of Mala, Joji, Qlye and their Faery warriors as they journey on the great White Shell Ship. Join them as they uncover the ruthless outcome of the faery wars and the spiritual mysteries of the Orca.


Elizabeth Rast, Betsy McCann, and Kira Parra, Kristine Olson and Jonathan G. Itchon, Elizabeth Cooper, Shauna Danos, and Helen Hutka.


Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Original score and libretto by Chad Salvata. Designed by Ann Marie Gordon, Jason Amato, Lauren Matesic, and Roy Taylor. Production Photos by Kimberley Mead.


Funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.