Composer / Pianist Felix Jarrar to Present ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ Virtual Workshop

By David Salazar

Composer Felix Jarrar is set to present a virtual piano / vocal workshop of his upcoming opera “The Tell Tale Heart” on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

The opera is based on the famed story by Edgar Allan Poe and will star soprano Savannah Greene as the Narrator alongside baritone Aaron Stepanek, soprano Hannah Madeleine Goodman, contralto Allison Gish, and tenor Christopher Plaas, who plays the Raven.

For this adaptation, Jarrar has made the Narrator a queer womxn who kills her father because he won’t accept her for who she is. Meanwhile, the famed Raven from Poe’s iconic poem, provides commentary as the “reliable” narrator for the story, while other characters manage the aftermath of the narrator’s actions.

The showcase kicks off at 5 p.m. on Jarrar’s YouTube channel.