There was nothing left,
Not a grocery list, not a pocket watch and chain.
Not a flock of geese winding round a china plate.
Not a newspaper clipping, not a wedding train.
A bittersweet tale of a grandmother and granddaughter's return to Warsaw and their reckoning with the past
as they attempt to reclaim a property lost during the Holocaust. Commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited.
music by Wlad Marhulets
libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann
adapted by Stephanie Fleischmann & Eric Einhorn
based on the graphic novel by Rutu Modan
Premiere: Chicago, February 2015, University of Chicago, Logan Center for the Arts / North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
conducted by Michael Lewanski
directed by Eric Einhorn
set: William Boles
lights: Eric Watkins
costumes: Izumi Inaba
Jill Grove (Regina Segal), James Maddalena (Roman Gorski), Anne Slovin (Mica Segal),
Sam Handley (Popowski, et al), Nathanel Olson (Tomacz), Julianne Park (Agniezka / Curator)
photos: Eric Watkins