“We the innumerable” OPERA

Our remarkable team had a successful vocal score reading at Opera America in February. Here are a few pictures from the event, and stay tuned for the workshop on June 9th, Opera America. Pictures are by Anahita Rouzbeh.

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Ensemble

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IRAN, 2009, In the wake of a manipulated election, protests and civil unrest have overtaken the city. A young couple, Roya & Siavash support the calls for justice but where Siavash is enthusiastic about joining the protests, Roya is afraid of the violence of the regime. The couple ventures into the streets, adding their voices to the protests. But the protest is broken up by violent militias and Roya end up in a cell questioned by Maryam and the Chief Interrogator.

Roya: Corrine Byrne
Siavash: Morgan Manifacier
Maryam & Ensemble: Amal El-Shrafi
Chief Interrogator & Ensemble: Mohsen Namjoo

Ensemble:
@Thomas Albanese
@Carlo Bunyi
@Chao Ma
@David Mather

Music Director: Dmitry Glivinskiy
Sound Board & Tech Manager: Sam Beebe

Featuring
Translations by Sholeh Wolpe, Sin: selected poems of Forugh Farrokhzad