"Soprano Ava Pine as Anna Sorenson sings an a cappella solo ending Act 1, an unforgettable moment, a quiet, plaintive hymn sung by a lone female voice in a brutal, all-male war-torn wasteland. Pine’s duets with male lead David Blalock as Nikolaus Sprink are especially strong throughout. Their voices combine beautifully, and though we follow several stories, their characters’ narrative thread becomes the opera’s heart and soul. . .
Also beautifully rendered are the opera’s parallel storylines: Matthew Worth and Craig Irvin as two commanders of opposing armies who develop a sudden friendship"
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