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Another Sunrise: An Evening of Music and Reflection with the Atlanta Opera & The Temple

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 23 Nisan 5784

6:30 PM - 8:30 PMSanctuary

                                         

Join us leading up to Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, as The Temple and The Atlanta Opera partner for a special program of music and remembrance. The evening features a performance of Another Sunrise followed by a Community Conversation.

Sponsored by: Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation
Community Partners: Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and The Breman Museum

Another Sunrise (2012) is work for soprano and chamber ensemble based on one woman’s true, day-to-day struggle to survive the Nazi occupation of Poland. It is also about the struggle to describe harrowing, unimaginable situations to people who weren’t there. Like many who make it through a war, Krystyna Zywulska survived not through grand acts of heroism, but through near soul-shattering acts of survival. In Another Sunrise, composer and librettist Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer tell her story and describe the unimaginable terror of that experience.

Reinventing herself as a gentile after escaping the Warsaw Ghetto, Zywulska was captured as a member of the Polish Resistance. While captive at Auschwitz-Birkenau, she wrote satiric lyrics to well-known songs that became anthems of resistance in the camp. While courting this dangerous notoriety, Kywulska continued to hide her Jewish roots from the Nazis and camp informants. Do we do whatever it takes to live another day: to see another sunrise?

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