“We the Innumerable” [70′] 4 Lead singers, Chorus, Pierrot ensemble
Scene II from PV score reading at Opera America in February 2020
We the Innumerable has been awarded an Opera America Discovery Grant, Press Release is HERE.
About We the Innumerable: After the 2009 presidential election in Tehran, Iran, Roya and her husband, Siavash, become targets of the state for participating in nationwide protests against the election result. Siavash is murdered, and Roya is imprisoned and put under extreme pressure to record a confessional stating that her husband was a Revolutionary Guard force who was killed by the enemies of the state. The opera is the heroic journey of an Iranian woman who protects the truth in the face of fear and violence.
Indie Opera Podcast Featuring “We the Innumerable” starts at 51:00 Soprano: Corrine Byrne
Reading From Opera America, February 2020