When aliens land on Earth, opera—one of Western culture’s greatest but most polarizing musical traditions—becomes our planet’s greatest interstellar export.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets Arrival on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
Told from the distant future, this short story imagines a reality in which aliens are opera fans, the representative of the human race is a retired coloratura soprano, and classical music is the ticket to the stars. What could possibly go wrong?
What readers are saying…
A MUST READ. I’ll be addicted to footnotes for a while 🤭
If you love first contact stories,
if you love music,
if you love director’s commentaries,
if you love snark,
THIS is the short story for you!
Wall’s musicality renders her story of operatic domination in full, universal acclaim.