Acclaimed UNLV composer-in-residence Virko Baley premieres his opera “Holodomor (Red Earth. Hunger),” set during the great famine in Ukraine, initiated by Stalin’s Collectivization in 1932-33 in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center as part of the 12th season of the NEXTET Concert Series.
The work features tenor John Duykers and soprano Laura Bohn, along with baritone Tod Fitzpatrick. Music is by Baley, with libretto by Bohdan Boychuk. It is free and open to the public.