The Sky Where You Are

2020

Composer:
Maria Thompson Corley

Librettist:
Jenny O'Connll

Composer website:
https://mariacorley.com/contact/

Composer contact:
https://mariacorley.com/contact/

Performance forces:
soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone — vln, pno

Length:

Languages:
English

Notes:
Reyna (Katherine Henly, soprano), has locked herself in her bathroom in order to contact her childhood friend, Jo (Anna Hashizume, mezzo). Reyna reveals to Jo for the first time that her husband (Justin Anthony Spenner, baritone) has been emotionally abusive for years, and now, in the seclusion of quarantine, his abuse has turned physical. Reyna has decided to take the necessary steps to try and leave her abuser for a third time. With her husband becoming suspicious of the running shower, help, answers, and a plan are needed. Time is of the essence.