I’m Learning to Pray — Young Leah’s aria from Uncovered — Scene 1: The Wedding

2020 | soprano/piano OR soprano/clarinet/violin/cello/piano

Libretto by Leah Lax, based on her memoir Uncovered: How I left hasidic life and finally came home.

Young Leah withdraws into her prayerbook amid the bustle of preparations for her wedding, soon to begin. As guests buzz about a changing world and women burning bras on television, Leah tries to explain to her mother why she is enamored with hasidic life religious ways. 

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