Our operatic love letter “On Call: COVID-19” for essential healthcare workers

Our operatic love letter "On Call: COVID-19" for essential healthcare workers


Nov 28, 2021 – Feb 28, 2022    
12:00 am

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We are bringing our acclaimed online opera in thanks to health care workers who have been on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. We’re especially please to have Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73 sharing On Call: COVID-19 with its 40,000 members.

Created by librettist CHRISTINE STEYER, composer DAVID SHENTON, and director CARL RATNER, the one-hour opera looks in on a series of “Zoom” calls by six medics struggling with the unfolding pandemic.

Calling in from Chicago, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Lombardy, New York City, and a Syrian refugee camp near Beirut, the colleagues provide each other a lifeline and ultimately discover that kindness and compassion can be as powerful a tool as a vaccine and ventilator.

Will it make you cry? Ah, like any really good opera, you’ll cry and laugh and rejoice. Free screening until February 28.

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