The world premiere of jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal’s opera Dear Erich opened January 9 at the Edmond J. Safra Hall in the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. A co-production between New York City Opera and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, it continues performances through January 13.
Mikhaela Mahony directs the work, which uses musical aesthetics of the 1930s and ‘40s to explore Rosenthal’s discovery of letters between his grandmother and his father during the rise of the Nazi Party.
The cast includes Brian James Myer and Peter Kendall Clark as Young and Old Erich, respectively, Jessica Tyler Wright as Herta, Rachel Zatcoff as Lili, Glenn Seven Allen as Freddy, and Sishel Claverie as Carmelita. Rounding out the company as Daniel Curran, Brian Montgomery, Susanne Burgess, Lianne M. Gennaco, Wyatt McManus, Robert Mellon, Tesia Kwarteng, David Kelleher-Flight, and Jordan Weatherston Pitts.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Production Photos: Dear Erich at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
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