Wolfe’s Grammy-nominated oratorio brings to life the immigrant women who sang, labored, and, tragically, perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The costumed chorus wields scissors as Jaap van Zweden conducts.
Julia WOLFE (b. 1958)
Fire in my mouth (2018; World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Co-Commissioned with Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts / University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; and the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan.
Julia Wolfe’s commission was made possible with generous support from Linda and Stuart Nelson, with additional support for the performances from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.