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THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE

The International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

On THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE, composer Rosśa Crean and librettist Aiden K. Feltkamp create a beautifully haunting portrait of a Gertrud Günther, a young Jewish lesbian caught between her two selves during the Third Reich, who bravely sought her inner truth and passions while forced to live in the shadows.

The monodrama’s unusual story is matched by a unique ensemble. Two sopranos represent each side of Gertrud’s life—one mature and narrative, the other youthful and poetic—as the instruments weave unexpected textures and moods. The vibraphone is pushed to its musical limits to create unusual sounds, and the violin and cello float between traditional and percussive styles. Rounding out the ensemble’s ethereal sound is a brief yet powerful scene with the mysterious waterphone. The opera lulls listeners into a sensual, dreamlike state to explore the young woman’s suffocating trauma with an eye towards healing.

Performing the work will be the Chicago-based new music ensemble SOUND OF FOOLS, including sopranos Jessie Lyons and Katherine Bruton, Ben Zucker on vibraphone, and Crean themself as conductor and waterphone.

THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE, presented by SOUND OF FOOLS

March 12th, 2022 @ 7PM and March 13th, 2022 @5:30PM

The International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

USA

Info@imss.org

(312) 642-6502

Admission $30

THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE

The International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

On THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE, composer Rosśa Crean and librettist Aiden K. Feltkamp create a beautifully haunting portrait of a Gertrud Günther, a young Jewish lesbian caught between her two selves during the Third Reich, who bravely sought her inner truth and passions while forced to live in the shadows.

The monodrama’s unusual story is matched by a unique ensemble. Two sopranos represent each side of Gertrud’s life—one mature and narrative, the other youthful and poetic—as the instruments weave unexpected textures and moods. The vibraphone is pushed to its musical limits to create unusual sounds, and the violin and cello float between traditional and percussive styles. Rounding out the ensemble’s ethereal sound is a brief yet powerful scene with the mysterious waterphone. The opera lulls listeners into a sensual, dreamlike state to explore the young woman’s suffocating trauma with an eye towards healing.

Performing the work will be the Chicago-based new music ensemble SOUND OF FOOLS, including sopranos Jessie Lyons and Katherine Bruton, Ben Zucker on vibraphone, and Crean themself as conductor and waterphone.

THE PRIESTESS OF MORPHINE, presented by SOUND OF FOOLS

March 12th, 2022 @ 7PM and March 13th, 2022 @5:30PM

The International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610

USA

Info@imss.org

(312) 642-6502

Admission $30

The Priestess of Morphine

University of Wisconsin Whitewater - Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts 950 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

“The Priestess of Morphine” informs and pays tribute to Jewish lesbian erotic writer Marie-Madeleine, whose works the Nazis attempted to destroy during World War II. Much of her work was seen as contrary to societal standards on morality, including Sapphic themes and odes to her dependence on morphine. Librettist Aiden K. Feltkamp and Composer Rosśa Crean tell Marie Madeliene’s story through musical and forensic means, bringing an honest and unconventional look at this indomitable woman’s life and art.