Hear Jake Heggie talk about Farewell, Auschwitz (above).
For those interested in purchasing tickets to the Cast Party, we thank you for your interest. At this time, the Cast Party is sold out. However, tickets are still available for our spring concert, Farewell, Auschwitz. Click here to purchase tickets through Benaroya Hall.
Our third commission from composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer returns to the incredible-but-true life of Polish Resistance member and poet Krystyna Zywulska. Their companion piece to Another Sunrise puts music to her poems, offering a kaleidoscopic view of existence in Auschwitz through the eyes of someone whose survival depended on making unimaginable choices. In addition, we’ll unveil a new a song cycle version that Heggie and Scheer have created from their pathbreaking musical drama For a Look or a Touch, featuring baritone Morgan Smith. You’ll also hear music from Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera—a work that needs no introduction— and a trio by László Weiner, a Hungarian composer whose life ended at age 28 in a concentration camp.