Levi frame

Beautiful... we are grateful and wish you a great success, as the work deserves
Primo Levi's wife

It is music that speaks to the heart and its structure is most impressive
Aharon Appelfeld, writer

An important complement to [Levi's] work
Furio Columbo, Italian Cultural Institute

Truly original... a solid vision
Lukas Foss, composer & pianist

development overview:

New York City Opera performs excerpts form the work in their Showcasing American Composers series led by maestro George Manahan

American Opera Projects presents two full to scratch an angel voices and piano readings led by Steven Osgood, in association with Centro Culturale Primo Levi, New York. Performers included John Kelly, Chris Trakas, Wendy Hill, Jennifer Hines, and Deborah van Renterghem.

The 90-minute chamber opera/oratorio is poised and ready for a fully-staged premiere or full concertized performances.

City Opera
[from left] New York City Opera conductor George Manahan,
composer & librettist Ari Frankel; photo: Joyce Dutka
AOP reading
[from left] countertenor John Kelly, director Robin Guarino,
soprano Wendy Hill, baritone Chris Trakas; photo: Hebe Joy

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