On October 15th 2020, Mexican-American composer, Nathan Felix released his new chamber opera, Öcalan, inspired by Kurdish Political Activist, Abdullah Öcalan. The opera is sung in Kurdish and features soprano, Katrina Saporsantos and Inversion Ensemble singers Trevor Shaw and Robbie LaBanca.

Inspired by the movement for ‘Freedom for Öcalan, Öcalan is an expression of admiration for the spirit of the Kurds, inspired by their resilience, resistance and belief in the joy of life.

release date: October 15, 2020

COMPOSER: Nathan Felix
ENGINEER: Erik Wofford
MIX & MASTER: Erik Wofford

Soprano: Katrina Saporsantos
Alto: Robbie LaBanca
Tenor: Trevor Shaw
Bass: Steven Long

Cello: Henna Chou
Violin: Emily Bishop
Violin: Matt Hemenway
Piano: Benji Dia
Piano (solo for Penaber): Richard Castillo

Album Artwork: Lia Tafolla
Music commissioned by Blake Weaver