Text: Stephanie Fleischmann
Director: Aya Ogawa
Dramaturg: Cori Ellison
Music Director: Lidiya Yankovskaya
GRANTS: 2020 OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers, supported by Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Framed by the ritual of a Taiwanese funeral, threaded through with a myth of the Pleiades reimagined, this boldly theatrical, sharply comic opera looks at the hard truths of a family rooted in a culture that demeans and disempowers women. How does the next generation—now Taiwanese-American—move beyond this legacy, bridging the fallout of a cultural chasm that privileges silence?
Libretto: October 2020 - ZOOM - location tba
Music: May 17, 2021 - NYC - location tba
Sister 1: Dramatic Soprano
Sister 2: Lyric Soprano
Sister 4: Contralto
Sister 5: Mezzo-Soprano
Sister 6: Coloratura
Sister 7/ Cousin M: Soubrette
3 vln/ 3 va/ 3 vc/ 1 db/ 1 perc
[bass drum, whip, temple bowls, tuned glasses]