News and Updates

In case you missed it!

In case you missed it!

Cleveland Classical reviewed the Cleveland premiere of The Sparks Fly Upward. We want to make sure you’ve had a chance...

A few “SELECT” photos from the dress rehearsal!

A few “SELECT” photos from the dress rehearsal!

Come visit the photo galleries to see how dress rehearsal went—GREAT! There are many, many more. (Click on any picture...

An interview on Ideastream!

An interview on Ideastream!

There’s a lovely interview you can listen to on Ideastream. Check it out! https://www.ideastream.org/wclv/the-sparks-fly-upward

Excellent article on cleveland.com!

Excellent article on cleveland.com!

Today the Plain Dealer published a great promotional piece on the opera. Take a look! https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2022/06/cleveland-law-professors-opera-about-the-holocaust-making-maltz-performing-arts-center-debut.html

Take a peek at (and a listen to) Sparks rehearsals!

Take a peek at (and a listen to) Sparks rehearsals!

This video is a montage of a variety of rehearsal clips. Please have a look at the staging and a...

Interview: Learn more about Sparks!

Interview: Learn more about Sparks!

Cantor Kathy Wolfe Sebo (Lina Rosenbaum), Cathy Lesser Mansfield (Composer/Librettist), and Jeffrey Lesser (Director) talk about The Sparks Fly Upward...

Meet the Cast and Crew, #4: Al Cowger

Meet the Cast and Crew, #4: Al Cowger

I have two connections with this production of The Sparks Fly Upward. First, every time I hear a story about...

Meet the Cast and Crew, #3

Meet the Cast and Crew, #3

Lia Bendix As with many, if not most Jewish Americans, I grew up steeped in knowledge of and stories about...

Deutschland Erwache, Jude Verrecke (Germany Awake, Death to Jews)

Deutschland Erwache, Jude Verrecke (Germany Awake, Death to Jews)

by Cathy Lesser Mansfield Yesterday we rehearsed the opening scene of The Sparks Fly Upward. In this scene, the full...

“Questionable Issue,” an Exhibit on Concentration Camp Currency from the Cleveland Fed

“Questionable Issue,” an Exhibit on Concentration Camp Currency from the Cleveland Fed

The Sparks Fly Upward Foundation is pleased to borrow and display an extraordinary exhibit from the Federal Reserve Bank of...