A chamber opera in two acts by Peter Knell with libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann. World premiere.
Presented in partnership with the Wende Museum of the Cold War.
Opera America’s Campbell Libretto Prize-winner Stephanie Fleischmann undertook new research at the CIA about the mission to Cuba of Soviet nuclear submarine B-59 when the apocalypse was averted on October 27, 1962 by one man, Vasili Arkhipov.
Edward Parks III, Vasili Arkhipov
David Leigh, Vitali Savitsky
Katherine Goeldner, Olga Arkhipova
Daniel Moody, Special Weapons Officer
David Castillo (Ivan Brisilov), Domenic Delzompo (Arkady Druganin), Michael Dunlap (Daniil Antipov), Carlos Santelli (Ilya Gurkovsky), Todd Strange (Vadim Orlov) and Max Zander (Fima Votov)
Elkhanah Pulitzer, Director; Cori Ellison, Dramaturg; Cath Brittan, producer
Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble
Daniella Candillari, conductor