The Knock

an opera

Aleksandra Vrebalov

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Composer Aleksandra Vrebalov
Year of Composition 2020
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Music by Aleksandra Vrebalov.

Libretto by Deborah Brevoort.

Commissioned by the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.

To be premiered in the summer of 2021. Stage direction Alison Moritz, Music direction Lidiya Yankovskaya.

A group of military wives, whose husbands are fighting in Fallujah, gather together because of rumors about a possible incident on the war front. As the women await word about what has taken place, a young Army officer drives across the western plains to deliver them the news. A one-act opera for three soloists and a chorus, The Knock takes the audience into the lives of America’s military spouses, a group not yet seen on the opera stage.