Libretto by Du Yun
About the Work
Duration: 55 mins
Female Voice, Narrator, Tenor, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, recorded ensemble, and electronics
Zolle, an opera-theatre narrative of a dead woman, wanders through the shadowy space between memory and reality, tracing the lines of her identity through the land she once walked: an immigrant in death as in life.
The libretto was written by the composer.
First Performance: October 27, 2005. The International Contemporary Ensemble and Du Yun
Directed by Lydia Steier
Performance 122 in New York City.
Chamber Orchestra version premiered at New York City Opera, VOX, May 2010
(New York City Opera Orchestra, Julian Wachner conducts )
Zolle was underwritten by the generous support from Jerome Foundation
Listen to excerpts from the 2010 version from Vox New York City Opera Orchestra featuring a cast including soprano Hila Plitmann, mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn and tenor Brian Anderson, as featured on WQXR/ Q2 Muisic’s “Cued Up:”