Ray Luedeke's My Life with Pablo Neruda, premieres with Voice Afire Pocket Opera Co.

Ray Luedeke, composerScene from My Life with Pablo NerudaRay Luedeke, composerLast weekend, My Life with Pablo Neruda, a Pocket Opera-Cabaret that is "compelling, intense, and seductive," was celebrated by an evening of Chilean wine and performances. Performed at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center and presented by Voice Afire, the event celebrated Pablo Neruda, a Chilean social activist and poet. The chamber opera, composed by Ray Luedeke can be seen as portraying one of the greatest love stories of the past century, with a special live performance showcasing scenes from My Life with Pablo Neruda, which is based on and inspired by the poetry collection, 100 Love Sonnets. The evening served as a fundraiser for the production of the show.