The “voice” of Thelema, NOW!, executive producer Soror Amy talks to David Hertzberg, the composer of The Wake World opera. Scored for five instruments and nine singers, it premiered in 2017 at the Barnes Foundation under the aegis of Opera Philadelphia. Based on a mystical fairy tale written by Aleister Crowley whilst under the influence of the Golden Dawn, the story describes an ecstatic journey of initiation through Hermetic runes, as Lola is lead by her fairy prince through a magical palace to enlightenment. Winner of the Music Critics Association of North America’s Best New Opera Award, The Wake World is an operatic tour-de-force! It’s being released on April 24th by John Zorn’s Tzadik label: https://www.amazon.com/Wake-World-David-Hertzberg/dp/B084DGFNB2.