The 12th Annual Opera Gala & Auction
Monday, June 21st, 2021 7:00pm
The Saturn Club
977 Delaware Avenue
A very special evening of fine food, wine & song!
Sotto Voce and Nickel City Opera present:
The Second Sight
Saturday, June 26th &
Sunday, 27th 2021
an original opera by Jessie Downs
Unitarian Universalist Church
695 Elmwood Avenue
The Second Sight is based on an original libretto by Jessie Downs that explores the spiritual connections between generations of women. The plot centers around a young woman named Diskana who has a clairvoyant ability called “second sight.” After Diskana foresees the death of a young child (Sashatya), and feels the pain of the child’s grieving mother (Freyaria), she vows to defy fate and attempt to intervene to prevent the child’s death. Supernatural forces ultimately weave together the lives of mystic, mother and child in unexpected ways.
The music of the opera both draws on the bel canto tradition, and features innovative approaches to dramatic vocal writing. Watch previews of the opera – recordings of previous workshop performances of the first two scenes – here and the read all about the cast. Jessie's Sotto Voce is proud to have brought together phenomenal vocalists – some familiar faces, as well as new friends of the ensemble – who bring with them a variety of unique approaches to singing and to life!
Rescheduled from June 2020: If you have already purchased tickets these will be honored for the June 2021 production. If you would like your tickets refunded, or if you would like to donate your ticket purchase (if you can not make the 2021 show), please contact Jessie Downs at email@example.com.
All events to follow CDC, City, County, State Health guidelines as they develop. We have a greater need than ever for the experience of live music and look forward to seeing everyone soon!