On Call: COVID-19 honoring the stories of frontline health-care workers is a new opera produced by Working In Concert and developed by Bellissima Opera as part the "Tales of Transcendence" series. The librettist is Christine Steyer and the composer is David Shenton. The 25-minute opera, On Call: COVID-19, will premiere in the summer of 2021 and will be directed by Carl Ratner.
On Call: COVID-19
Opera in 3 Scenes
During three virtual calls, six health-care workers on the frontline of the COVID pandemic support one who is on the verge of collapse from the strain.
These workers, residing in Chicago, New York, Lombardy, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and a Syrian Refugee Camp, each share personal stories of compassion, courage, heartbreak, frustration and hope.