In honor of the publication of "Laudato Si," Pope Francis' recent encyclical about the environment, SMSS and The New York Opera Society (NYOS) have commissioned a new chamber opera from renowned Norwegian composer Gisle Kverndokk and librettist Aksel-Otto Bull based on the writings of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. 

Shannon DeVine, baritone  The Priest
Nadia Petrella, soprano  The Young Woman
John Tiranno, tenor  The Young Man
Sara Murphy, mezzo-soprano  The Wife
Kenneth Overton, baritone The Businessman
Choir, Children's Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, Conductor
Joachim Schamberger, Director