May
9
to May 12

"Abraham in Flames" Opera Premiere

Abraham in Flames is a new opera by creator/writer Niloufar Talebi, composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, and director/dramaturg Roy Rallo. The opera is inspired by Talebi's coming of age in Tehran around the iconic Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou who attended her parents' literary salons, the staggering imagery in Shamlou's life and poetry, Trials by Fire, and the Tree of Life. Conducted by Stefano Flavoni, music director.

CAST: 
YWCP (chorus) -- Lead character: Girl
RYAN BELONGIE -- Merola alum (countertenor): Angel
RENÉE RAPIER -- Merola alum (mezzo-soprano): Poet
NIKKI EINFELD -- Merola alum (soprano): Fear/Doubt
KIRK EICHELBERGER -- Merola alum (bass): Knowing
ANDREW METZGER (tenor): Happiness

ORCHESTRA:
THE LIVING EARTH SHOW
RON BORELLI (accordion)
MATTHEW BOYLES (clarinet)
LUCAS CHEN (cello)
RACHEL PATRICK (violin)

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