Jake Heggie’s one-act opera To Hell and Back follows two women who have become complicit in their own belittlement at the hands of an abusive man. This story explores their journey towards self-redemption and empowerment, through the modern retelling of The Rape of Persephone. The performance will be followed by a talk-back featuring speakers from the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry’s domestic violence safehouse, which will provide resources about how to identity and combat domestic violence for people and relationships within any demographic. 20% of all ticket proceeds will be donated to UUUM’s domestic violence safehouse.
Jennifer Soloway, soprano
Ann Fogler, mezzo-soprano
Jean Collier, piano and Music Director
Patricia Weinmann, Stage Director
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer