Thu, Jul 07|
Sky on Swings
Helena is performing the role of Winnie in Opera Saratoga's production of Lembit Beecher's Sky on Swings.
Time & Location
Jul 07, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Albany, Agency Building 1, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12203, USA
About the Event
Music by Lembit Beecher Libretto by Hannah Moscovitch
Presented in partnership with The Egg Center for the Perfroming Arts in The Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre
Sky on Swings is a riveting musical and theatrical exploration of what it feels like to live with Alzheimer's Disease, as seen through the eyes of two women at different stages in the progression of dementia: Martha, who is far gone in the disease; and Danny, who knows what is happening to her and is in frantic denial. When Martha and Danny meet, they form an unexpected bond of love and support. Through their eyes - along with the experience of their children who struggle with how to best support their mothers - a deeply moving world of discovery is revealed in memories lost.
Two of the country’s most distinguished artists, contralto Meredith Arwady and mezzo soprano Phyllis Pancella, make their Opera Saratoga debuts in the roles of Martha and Danny in this new production, directed by Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson and conducted by rising star Emily Senturia.