On Jake Heggie’s “Two Remain”

April 2, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Jake Heggie portrait with furrowed brow at the piano.
Jake Heggie (Photo: James Niebuhr)

Jake Heggie discusses Two Remain, one of his many collaborations with librettist Gene Scheer. The opera is based on the separate journals of two Holocaust survivors: Krystyna Zywulska, a political prisoner who worked in the Effektenkammer; and Gad Beck, a gay man whose first love was murdered in Auschwitz. Two Remain is currently being produced by Chicago Fringe Opera through April 3.


Playlist to include selections from the world premiere recording:

Out of Darkness
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Caitlin Lynch, soprano
Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano
Morgan Smith, baritone
Music of Remembrance
Mina Miller, director
Jake Heggie: Out of Darkness
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