SLEEP (2008), is an opera in four acts with music and performance by Erin Gee, and libretto by Colin Gee. It was awarded the Teatro Minimo prize and the third act was premiered at the Zurich Opera house.
At the end of a seasonal dark period on a large body of water called the Sound, the sun rises above the glacial peaks for the first time in four months and fresh water runs again into the basin. Johnson, a former fire captain who now tends seasonal tourist boats on the Sound’s only ice-free harbor, rests at midday at the waters edge.
Just as those ignorant of the spot might pass time and time again over buried treasure without finding it, so do all creatures go daily to that World in sleep and not find it.
Chāndogya Upanishad 8.4.2.