Opera Based on 9/11 Hero To Be Performed in San Francisco

12/07/2010 08:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DANIEL J. WAKIN nytimes.com

The San Francisco Opera on Tuesday disclosed details of a new opera by Christopher Theofanidis based on a book about Rick Rescorla, the head of security for Morgan Stanley who died shepherding people to safety during the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center. The opera, "Heart of a Soldier," will star the baritone Thomas Hampson, the tenor William Burden and the soprano Melody Moore. Francesca Zambello will direct and Patrick Summers will conduct. It will have its first performance on Sept. 10, the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack.

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