Enjoy this full final performance from The 2022 96-Hour Opera Project: Stories that Resonate!
Title: Shikata Ga Nai
Composer: Roydon Tse
Librettist: Marcus Yi
Story Partner: Japan-American Society of Georgia
Tenor: Jeong Min Huh
Baritone: Andre Chiang
Pianist: Erika Tazawa
Director: Ricardo Aponte
"Our story, Shikata Ga Nai, was inspired by Jimmy Doi, a World War II veteran who was also a Japanese internment camp detainee. We were inspired by his unwavering positivity in the face of adversity, and his relentless search for his father. The one act opera traverses fifteen years of his life and is divided into five tableaux that capture pivotal moments in his journey. The music draws from a variety of styles and paints a portrait
of a man who clung onto his humor and humanity through the darkest of times."