FOR A LOOK OR A TOUCH

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For A Look Or A Touch

Music by Jake Heggie

Libretto by Gene Scheer

2010-2014

McCaw Hall Seattle, WA

The Paramount, Seattle WA

Theaterruine Dresden, St. Pauli Ruine, Dresden, Germany

Theater der Jungen Welt, Leipzig, Germany

Friedenskirche Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

Admiralspalast Berlin, Berlin, Germany

DESIGNERS

 

SET - Kurt Walls

LIGHTING { Tour }  - Torsten Nehr

LIGHTING { Seattle } - Peter Bracilano

SOUND - Luke Kehrwald

COSTUMES - Doris Black

PHOTOGRAPHY - John Pai

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

Staged large-scale opera about two homosexual lovers during the Holocaust featuring baritone Morgan Smith and the entire Seattle Men’s Chorus (200+ members) in Seattle and at four different venues on German tour.

 

Libretto by Gene Scheer. For baritone, men’s chorus, actor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. Originally commissioned by Music of Remembrance, this second incarnation was commissioned by the Seattle Men’s Chorus and The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.

 

First performance: April 2, 2011 at McCaw Hall, Seattle, with baritone Morgan Smith, actor David Pichette, Seattle Men’s Chorus and instrumentalists from the Seattle Symphony, conducted by Dennis Coleman.

 

For a Look or A Touch is a story about the persecution of gay men during the Holocaust. Librettist Gene Scheer based his text on true stories told in the documentary film Paragraph 175 and the journal of Manfred Lewin, from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.