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Director & Conductor
DirectorFrancesca Zambello
ConductorPatrick Summers


Cast
Daniel J. HillWilliam Burden
Rick RescorlaThomas Hampson
Susan RescorlaMelody Moore


Design Team
Costume DesignerJess Goldstein
Lighting DesignerMark McCullough
Scenic DesignerPeter J. Davison
performance datesmatinee
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Heart of a Soldier
Composer: Christopher Theofanidis

Librettist: Donna DiNovelli
Synopsis
"A story of war, love, friendship and heroism, Heart of a Soldier reflects on the extraordinary true story of Rick Rescorla, a man trained to be a consummate warrior who gave up his own life saving thousands in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Inspired by the American soldiers he saw as a boy in Cornwall, England preparing to launch the Normandy invasion on what became D-Day, and his adult friendship with American fighting man Dan Hill, whom he meets in war-torn Rhodesia, Rescorla emigrates to the United States in the early 1960s to become a soldier and a “Yank,” ultimately becoming a decorated platoon leader during the Vietnam War.

On September 11, 2001, as head of security for Morgan Stanley at Two World Trade Center, Rescorla is thrown to the floor when United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower. Amidst the unimaginable chaos that ensues, Rescorla uses his commanding presence and booming voice to literally sing his colleagues down smoke-filled stairs and out of the building. While he successfully evacuates all of his company’s 2,700 employees from the South Tower before it collapses, Rescorla makes the ultimate sacrifice when he goes back into the building to search for stragglers. Heart of a Soldier is an opera about a hero who disdains that very term, and about his deep friendship with an American soldier, so unlike him in approach and yet so similar in dedication and bravery."
-San Francisco's Press Release

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