Meira Warshauer’s Elijah’s Violin, a Family Opera Based on a Jewish Fairy Tale
Elijah’s Violin, by acclaimed composer Meira Warshauer, with libretto by Susan Levi Wallach and the composer, has been performed in semi-staged productions and workshops. The hour-long opera follows young people as they encounter demons, overcome fears and doubts, and discover the liberating power of the heart’s true song.
I was unprepared for the emotions it evoked.
At 50 minutes and with a small group of performers, the opera can succeed in a variety of settings.
What more could listeners want in a family-friendly opera?