Our operatic love letter “On Call: COVID-19” for the holidays

Date(s) - Nov 28, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022
12:00 am


We are bringing our acclaimed online opera in thanks to health care worker 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.

But why stop there? Let’s have everyone come into this work of art, from November 28 extended to February 28.

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.

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