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North High Choir Attends Opera Rehearsal for "Dear Erich"

Members of the North High Choir are photographed with represneatives from the New York City Opera.

Members of the Great Neck North High School Choir attended a final dress rehearsal of Dear Erich, a jazz opera that will be performed as a world premier at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. This opera was composed by Great Neck South High School graduate Ted Rosenthal and presented by South High graduate Michael Capasso, General Director of the New York City Opera (NYCO). Dear Erich tells a refugee story inspired by 200 newly discovered letters written in Germany between 1938 and 1941 by Herta Rosenthal to her son Erich, the composer's father. North High Choir members are pictured here with Dr. Pamela Levy, North High Department Chair for Performing and Fine Arts; South High graduate Giovanni Xu, marketing director at NYCO; and South High graduate Jessica Fishenfeld, opera singer at NYCO.