Or almost, I seem (2023)
2 sopranos, alto, baritone, clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano
Libretto: Nietzsche, Sappho, Virginia Woolf, Sofia Ouyang
Commissioned by Barnard-Columbia New Opera Workshop
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.