Jarrett Ott, baritone The Priest
Nadia Petrella, soprano The Young Woman
John Tiranno, tenor The Young Man
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano The Wife
Kenneth Overton, baritone The Businessman
Choir, Children's Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
In honor of the publication of "Laudato Si," Pope Francis' recent encyclical about the environment, SMSS and The New York Opera Society (NYOS) have commissioned a new chamber opera from renowned Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull based on the writings of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
Inspired by and featuring Teilhard’s “Mass on the World,” Kverndokk’s opera tells the stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably altered by environmental catastrophes: Chernobyl, the tsunamis, pollution and climate change. The work offers a hopeful, empowering meditation on the way forward from the human and environmental toll of these events.
Tickets and complete information: https://www.showclix.com/event/divine-cosmos-world-premiere-opera/