On Site Opera, known for its compelling site-specific performances, presents its latest production March 21–22 and 25: Ricky Ian Gordon’s newly-commissioned chamber opera Morning Star. The libretto by William M. Hoffman is based on the play by Sylvia Regan.
The work tells the story of an immigrant Jewish family on Manhattan’s Lower East Side whose lives are changed by the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911. The New York premiere takes place at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, placing the audience members in the pews once occupied by the immigrant families like those in the opera.
Conducted by Geoffrey McDonald, the opera is performed in English with chamber orchestration by Tony-winning orchestrator Bruce Coughlin.
Flip through photos of the production below:
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