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Dear Erich

New York City Opera, New Jazz Opera 

directed by Mikhaela Mahony

conducted by Adam Glaser

costume design Janet O'Neill

costume assistant Sera Bourgeau

scenic design John Farrell 

wig design Georgi Eberhard

 

Mandatory Photo Credit, Professional website: Photo © Sarah Shatz 

 

Performance Location

National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

January 9th - 13th 2019 

 

 

Concept

The discovery of over 200 letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by his grandmother, Herta Rosenthal, to his father, Erich, a Jewish scholar who escaped to the United States, inspired Ted Rosenthal to create Dear Erich. This jazz opera tells the heartbreaking story of a family's dual fates: a son's journey and a new life in the New World, and the cruel demise of his family at the hands of the Nazis which he was powerless to stop.