As we all work to discover what our “new normal” is, it’s interesting to see how people innovate, collaborate, and create during this time. World-class opera singer, Eve Gigliotti ’93, and librettist, Winter Miller ’91, are teaming up to perform an original play No One Is Forgotten as a fully listenable experience.
In a short Vimeo clip, Eve tells us that, “Winter was compelled to write the original play because she observed how much more dangerous the world has become for journalists in the past twenty years.”
A brief overview of the listening experience is provided on classy.org, which also asks listeners for donations to the production. The website summarizes the listening experience, “Lali and Beng are being held captive. No one knows where they have been taken or if they are alive. All they have is each other. Adapted from the play by Winter Miller and inspired by the plight of captured and detained journalists and aid workers, No One Is Forgotten promotes the message of strength and hope. Our story is surprisingly funny, moving, and now even more relevant to us all.”
All involved hope that the audience will be able to close their eyes and open their imaginations to experience this new innovation in opera.
Not only will listening to the opera at home provide entertainment, but it also supports the artists behind the play. You can read reviews and more about Winter’s original play here.