Fire in my mouth
Our 19th CD
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Fire in my mouth
by Julia Wolfe

Our nineteenth CD 
Digital release today on Decca Gold

with the New York Philharmonic
& Young People's Chorus of New York
Conducted by Jaap van Zweden



"Then I had fire in my mouth."

These were the words of labor activist Clara Lemlich Shavelson, reflecting on her rallying cries following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. And these were the words sung by 36 fearless women of The Crossing in our New York Philharmonic debut last January, who, when joined by 110 girls from the Young People's Chorus of New York, represented the 146 women lost in the confounding and avoidable tragedy. This project stands out among the great honors of The Crossing's life: for a moment, we were these women. We told their stories. We stood in their places. We stand in awe of their courage. 
In case you missed it

Fire in my mouth - featuring the voices of The Crossing - was highlighted this week on NPR's All Things Considered!

Listen to the archived audio:

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at Opera Philadelphia
Special Offer: $50 tickets to the world premiere of Denis & Katya*
Part of Opera Philadelphia's Festival O19

Discount applies to all evening performances 
September 18-23 | The Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Purchase here or call 215.732.8400 and use promo code CROSSING.

This visceral production from composer  Philip Venables and director  Ted Huffman - the duo behind the award-winning opera  4.48 Psychosis - uses verbatim text to examine the vast public response to the events surrounding the tragedy of Russian runaways Denis Muravyov and Katya Vlasova, exploring how stories are shaped and shared in our age of trolls, conspiracy theories, fake news, and 24/7 digital connection.
 
They could have been your teenage children, best friends, or classmates. Two beautiful 15-year-olds who lived every moment - including their last - online. What led to their violent deaths? Why did they choose to broadcast their final moments on social media? And what does it say about the voyeuristic society who watched, liked, and objectified them, transforming two kids into clickbait?

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