11 Sep '11, 9am

9/11 Hero Remembered in New Opera | Care2 Causes

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the San Francisco Opera presented the world premiere of a work based on the life of 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla. Heart of a Soldier , by American composer Christopher Theofanidis and librettist Donna DiNovelli, is based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book about Rescorla by James B. Stewart and on the lives of Rick, his wife Susan, and his friend Dan Hill, who are portrayed on the stage.. The opera takes us through Rick’s life, from his boyhood in England, where he met U.S. GIs preparing to fight in Europe, through his service in the Vietnam War and his final job as the Vice President of Security at Morgan Stanley/Dean-Witter at the World Trade Center on the day of the attacks. Rick had long anticipated and prepared for the kind of event that would necessitate rapid evacuation. When the attacks came, Rick led people to safe...

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