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We Only Have Each Other Now, Katherine's Aria from "Penny" for Soprano and Piano

Text by Dara Weinberg | BSM0040c | Duration: 5:00

We Only Have Each Other Now is the aria sung by the main character's sister, Katherine. Penny, a distraught autistic young woman has just moved into Katherine's home because her former caretaker, their Uncle Raymond, has just died. Katherine offers comfort and lets Penny know of her devotion to her. "Penny" was commissioned by Washington National Opera and premiere in January 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Center. Please feel free to print and use as many copies as you like. You have my permission.


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