- a new chamber opera -
music by Leanna Kirchoff
libretto by Rachel J. Peters ​​​​​​​

Saturday, October 19, 2019
124 Bank Street Theatre, New York, NY
7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public

 Seating is LIMITED

The development of FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY received funding from OPERA America's Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

FRIDAY AFTER FRIDAY is a one-act collage chamber opera amplifying the voices of Syrian women trapped by the ongoing war.  An all-female ensemble plays a multitude of characters conveying sisterhood and solidarity in the face of unspeakable horrors. The libretto draws from numerous sources: memoirs of native Syrian and Western-born female embedded journalists, documentaries, and interviews with a variety of Syrian citizens. Short vignettes of narratives, illuminating a range of political and personal perspectives, chart the role of women as an active galvanized force within the conflict. 

Thank you!