On December 10th, 1831, Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix’s equally brilliant, overlooked older sister) conducts the only performance of her most ambitious work, a cantata marking the end of the cholera pandemic that has ravaged her home city of Berlin for months. The private concert in her parents’ garden house attracts friends, family, and rivals – both living and dead. As the music plays, it carries the minds of its audience and performers to strange places both past and present, as they grapple with what sort of world they want to build in the wake of catastrophe.
Cast: 9 – 5 women, 4 men
Currently available for world premiere