Something to Live For :: Trailer

Trailer for my opera 'Something to Live For'.
On the day of liberation, Alina, a Jewish prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, cannot rejoice her freedom until she finds out what was the fate of her eight year old son. A horrific but true story about the collapse of humanity, the death of compassion, and the determination of one woman to survive it all for the sake of her child.

Live performance, April 2013, JCC Manhattan
Conductor: Samuel McCoy
Director: Elizabeth Carlson
Pianist: Jeanne-Minette Cilliers

Cast:
Alina: Rachel Arky
Ensemble: Aine Hakamatsuka, Alexandra Fees, Alexandra Filipe, Alexis Rodda, Blake Friedman, Emma Perlwitz, Isaac Grier, Kelvin Chan, Mark Nimar, Perri Sussman, Ry-An White, Quentin Lee.

Sound recording by Dustin Cicero
Video footage and edit by www.nokaproductions.com

Something to Live For :: Glowing Boy

Aria: 'Glowing Boy'
Alina sings to Yashke

Conducted by Samuel McCoy
Directed by Liz Carlson
Piano: Jeanne-Minette Cilliers
Alina: Rachel Arky

Live performance, April 2013, JCC Manhattan
Video footage and edit: www.nokaproductions.com

In a Box at the Theater

Final movement of "Ambiguous Kafka"
Musical adaptation of texts by Franz Kafka
Baritone: Seth Gilman
Violin: Brendan Speltz
Clarinet: Ben Ringer
Tuba: Matt Muszinski
Old Stories New ensemble, conducted by Sam Nester
Live in performance, NYC 2012

Requiem for the Living :: Opening

Opening scene of my opera "Requiem for the Living"
Libretto by Amikam Kovner
Baritone: Ari Amir
Circe Ensemble conducted by Michael Adelson
Recorded in live performance in 2009

Requiem for the Living :: Ending Scene

Finale of my opera "Requiem For the Living"
Libretto by Amikam Kovner
Baritone: Ari Amir
Soprano: Kimberly Sizer
Bass: Leroy Davis
Circe Ensemble conducted by Michael Adelson
Live performance, NYC, 2009