• In this heartrending, passionate, and surprisingly humorous account of the conjunction between art and death, Charity Tillemann-Dick gives us the performance of a lifetime.
    — Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Noonday Demon and Far From the Tree
  • Like any great performer, Charity Tillemann-Dick captures her audience's heart right from the beginning. Her journey follows an improbable course from the majesty of the great Rocky Mountains, to the glittering concert halls of Europe, to the quiet rooms of grief and death. But she doesn’t end there. This intimate view into a courageous woman's long, dark night will remind you of the stars that light your bleakest hours, and make you grateful for every sunrise.
    — Jill Biden
  • Is opera meaningful to society today? The Encore is a categorical answer: Yes. Each scene breathes new purpose into some of the greatest scores in history. The music of Charity Tillemann-Dick's prose carries this impossible journey to an inspirational point of majesty and sacred beauty.
    — Denyce Graves-Montgomery, International Opera Singer, Professor of Voice at Peabody Conservatory
  • This is the story of a genuine medical miracle, facilitated by the best of modern medicine. The Encore reminds us that art and science belong together, creating synergies that promote the deepest kind of healing.
    — Dr. Toby Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic