Willa Weber is playing and singing the feature role in the preview of the new musical/opera "Irena Sendler", composed by Megan Cavallari.
Irena Sendler was a Roman Catholic Polish social worker who saved 2,500 Jewish children and infants from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust - the most people saved by a non-diplomat individual. She taught them Catholic prayers and made false identities for each child, keeping their real names on lists in jars buried in her neighbor's backyard. As head of the children's section of Zegota (the Polish Council to Aid Jews), she was eventually captured, tortured, and sentenced to death for her actions - but managed to escape. She survived the war, and died in Poland at the age of 98 in 2008.
See the 8 minute Irena Sendler Suite performed by Willa Weber HERE