1983, September 26
Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union, receives six notifications from Soviet computers. Each promise a transcontinental ballistic missile from the United States.
In one moment, he must decide whether to treat these as false alarms, or trigger a nuclear counterattack of unprecedented scale.
Music by Ivan Plazacic
Libretto by Alex Taylor
Direction - Padra Crisafulli
Music Director / Conductor - Caleb Glickman
Sound Design - Padra Crisafulli & Ivan Plazacic
Projection Design - Alex Taylor
Producers - Josh Brown & Russel Henry Holbert
Photos by Ivan Plazacic and Josh Brown
Stanislav Petrov ||| Joseph Sandler
Premiered as part of the Compōs-it Opera Festival 2018.
Performed at the National Museum of Serbia as sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University.