Relevant to today's anti-refugee, anti-Semitic political climate, Lady of the Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg's Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death, and hope.
Originally commissioned and presented by Theater for the New City in 1982, Lady of the Castle has enjoyed over 10 productions internationally. It has been staged in New York off-Broadway and at the JCC, on Long Island and in Massachusetts, in Berlin with support of the Anne Frank Foundation, and in London at St. Giles Cripplegate Church in the Barbican Center as part of the Festival of Austrian Jewish Culture — produced with the artistic supervision of conductor David Josefowitz. The London concert version is available on original cast recordings. Lady of the Castle was also seen on television in New York and Washington, D.C.