As our North American premiere performances of Adam Gorb's heart-rending Anya17 draw nearer, we've been exploring the timeless operatic themes which connect Anya with great operas of the past. Starting with Betrayal, on through Evil, we arrive this week at Justice.
Anya has been by
her lover Uri and enslaved by incarnate Viktor. Gabriel, a client who has fallen in love with her, seems to represent a chance for freedom. But can she trust him?
Cleverly cast to be sung by
the same singer who plays the role of the deceptive Uri, (in our production,
the handsome young tenor Andres Ramirez), Gabriel becomes the
instrument of in the brutal and climactic confrontation with Viktor, as Anya17 explores the fine line between justice and revenge.