Darkling brings to the stage award-winning New York poet Anna Rabinowitz's acclaimed book of the same name--a work that burrows through shards of history derived from old letters and unidentified photos the poet found in a shoebox neglected for decades on a closet shelf in her parents' home. Darkling is a work that speaks for those who did not survive to tell their stories or write their memoirs.
Darkling assembles narratives of the Holocaust not through the convention of narrative details but through the turbulence of multiple voices in the act of finding themselves. The production recasts opera in a contemporary form by overlaying poetry with live music, interweaving the drama with a landscape of projected films and images, collages of spoken text and pre-recorded soundscapes.
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