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the opera

Listen to the Midi

music: Katya Pine  libretto: Germaine Shames

In the near future, in a world where people are divided into "essentials" and "non-essentials," and their lives governed

by a faceless virtual regime, two would-be lovers meet — only to be forced into lockdown by an invisible scourge.


In the vein of Orwell's 1984, "Beginning" is a story of attraction amid isolation, of freedom in captivity, and ultimately of resilience.

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