Excerpts from LITANY FOR THE ANIMALS | An opera in 3 acts
Written and composed by Mihoko Suzuki
Stage Direction: Jil Guyon
Costume: Yahya Marzi
Protagonist: Lauri Shemaria
Singers: Karen Andersen, Melissa Fathman, Heather Laurel, Rebecca Salazar, Joyce Tannin, Mathew Bender, Jung-Hye Hyun, Ikuko Suzuki
Performed at Washington Square Church, New York City
Litany for the Animals, a multimedia opera/oratorio for 6 female voices and chamber ensemble (clarinet, bassoon & viola de gamba) explores the complex, and often contradictory relationship between humans and animals.