I know you are proud of this project and none of us can appreciate how personal some of this is, to open a hidden chapter in your family history. Hopefully there is a sense of healing in the creation of this work. TR:
Thank you, I think that it is one family's story, but in some ways, it is many, many people's family's story, in different ways. I hope people will be touched by it and I am very proud to have gone through this.
has fifteen characters and eleven instrumentalists, which include Rosenthal on piano, drummer Tim Horner
, trumpeter Tony Kadleck
, bassist Thomson Kneeland
, multi-reed players Andrew Sterman
and Mark Lopeman
, along with a trombonist and string quartet.
The world premiere of Ted Rosenthal's jazz opera Dear Erich
is scheduled for January 9, 10, 12 and 13 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
. More information can be found at dearerich.com