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Or almost, I seem (2023)

Chamber Opera

2 sopranos, alto, baritone, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano

Libretto: Nietzsche, Sappho, Virginia Woolf, Sofia Ouyang


Commissioned by Barnard-Columbia New Opera Workshop

Program Note

From a world-historical Nietzschean perspective of the human condition to the hyper-subjective Sapphic self, "Or almost, I seem" brings

the audience through a montage of philosophical ideas intertwined with gender history, whereby the historically silenced and marginalized femme voices gradually emerge in cracks and fissures, through the words of Sappho, Woolf, and the composer herself.


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