An opera by Ricky Ian Gordon
Libretto by William M. Hoffman
Based on the play by Sylvia Regan
Morning Star tells the story of an immigrant Jewish family struggling to find a better life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 20th century. The family is deeply impacted by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Great Depression, and World War I and must learn how to adapt to the country’s ever-changing landscape.
World premiere of a newly-commissioned chamber edition of the opera, supervised by the composer, with new orchestrations by Tony Award-winning orchestrator Bruce Coughlin. Performances coincided with the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Each performance of Morning Star will be preceded by an event related to the opera.
History of the Triangle Factory Fire
A lecture featuring members of the board of directors of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Mary Anne Trasciatti
Suzanne Pred Bass
(Great-niece of Triangle fire victim Rosie Weiner and fire survivor Katie Weiner)
learn the history of the Eldridge Street Synagogue
Art & Eat
light brunch with the composer and director
honoring the anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire
The Museum at Eldridge Street, a non-sectarian cultural organization, was founded with a mission to restore and interpret its home, the historic 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, and serve people of all backgrounds with educational and cultural programs inspired by the landmark building and its gateway Lower East Side neighborhood.
The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored since 2007. Opened in 1887, the synagogue is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Today, it is the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side that is open to a broad public who wish to visit Jewish New York. Exhibits, tours, cultural events and educational programs tell the story of Jewish immigrant life, explore architecture and historic preservation, inspire reflection on cultural continuity, and foster collaboration and exchange between people of all faiths, heritages and interests. www.eldridgestreet.org
ENLUMEN is the official lighting partner of On Site Opera.