In Our Own Voices is a chamber opera with libretto by Sarah Carleton and music composed by Eliane Aberdam which will premier in Rhode Island.
The performance explores the story of two transracial adoptees, Brooke and Olivia, as they search for their birth parents. A story not so much about answers but about the questions that many adoptees face, this story steps into the complex questions that many transracial adoptees wrestle with - questions of identity, race, loss, and belonging.
2PM at the Westerly Library in Rhode Island
8PM Music Department, Recital Hall, URI
Norma Caiazza, Soprano
Joyll Smith Lamphere, Soprano
Yuiko Nonaka, Soprano
Devon Russo, Baritone
Consuelo Sherba, Viola
Jane Murray, Oboe
Manabu Takasawa, Piano