The Slave | The Forces




Jacob – Baritone
Wanda/Sarah – Mezzo Soprano
Jan Bzik/Gershon – Bass
Mother/Beila Pesche – Contralto
Stefan/Pilitzky – Tenor
Dziobak/Rabbi – Bass-Baritone
Peasant Girl/Midwife – Soprano
Moishe Zakolkower, Reb Shmuel Sabin, Peasants/Jewish Villagers – SATB


2,2,2,2-2,2,2,1, Electronic keyboard, Harp, Timpani, Percussion (1) Strings


Cori Ellison, a leading creative figure in the opera world, has served as staff Dramaturg at Santa Fe Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival and New York City Opera. Active in developing contemporary opera, she leads The Juilliard School’s Opera Lab, a unique new practical training program for composers, librettists, and performers. She teaches dramaturgy for American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program and has worked as dramaturg with numerous composers, librettists, and commissioners including Glyndebourne, Canadian Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Arizona Opera, and Beth Morrison Projects. She is a member of the Vocal Arts Faculty at The Juilliard School and Ravinia Steans Music Institute and has taught and lectured for schools, performance organizations, and media outlets worldwide.


Cath Brittan