Hiram College

Scenes from the opera “Verlorone Heimat” by Dawn Sonntag, associate professor of music and chair of Hiram College’s Music Department, will be staged by the Cleveland Opera Theater on Jan. 20 and 22.

The Cleveland Opera Theater will stage scenes from the opera “Verlorene Heimat” by Dawn Sonntag, Hiram College associate professor of music and chair of the College’s Music Department. Under the direction of Scott Skiba, the “Verlorene Heimat” performances – along with other short operas – will take place Jan. 20 and 22 at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, at the Baldwin Wallace University Kulas Musical Arts Building. Tickets to the performances are $25.

The upcoming Cleveland Opera Theater event follows the performances of scenes from “Verlorene Heimat” at the Hartford Opera Theater’s annual New in November opera earlier this month. Sonntag’s opera was selected among submissions from composers from around the world.

Hiram students premiered Sonntag’s piece, which chronicles the true story of East Prussian Nazi resistors and the Jewish-Ukrainian girl they sheltered during the final months of World War II, in 2014.

For more information about the January performances, which are part of the New Opera Works (NOW) Festival, visit http://www.clevelandoperatheater.org/.