Dark Sisters
Composer: Nico Muhly
Librettist: Stephen Karam
Other Artistic Personnel: Neal Goren (Conductor)
Original Cast: Caitlyn Lynch (Eliza)
Kevin Burdette (Prophet/King)
Jennifer Check (Almera)
Eve Gigliotti (Ruth)
Brenda Harris (Presendia)
Jennifer Zetlan (Zina)
Kristina Bachrach (Lucinda)
Work Web Site: http://DarkSistersOpera.org.
Premiere Date: November 01, 2011
Producing Company: Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group, Opera Company of Philadelphia
Description: Dark Sisters follows one woman's dangerous attempt to escape her life as a member of the FLDS Church (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints), a sect that split from mainstream Mormonism in the early 20th Century largely because of the LDS Church's renunciation of polygamy. The male founders of the Mormon faith (Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, chief among them) have traditionally loomed large in American history; Dark Sisters puts the women of the FLDS sect front and center. The narrative draws inspiration from the flurry of media attention surrounding the two most infamous raids on FLDS compounds (the 1953 raid at Short Creek, AZ and the 2008 raid at the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, TX) as well as the stories of the over 80 wives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Set against a red-earthed landscape filled with revelations, dark prophets and white temples stretching towards heaven, Dark Sisters charts one woman's quest for self-discovery in a world where personal identity is forbidden.
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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: St Rose Music Publishing Co., Inc.
Address: 632 Broadway, Suite 802
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 979-2080
Composer Web Site: http://nicomuhly.com/
Publisher Web Site: http://strosemusic.org/
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2011 Repertoire Development Consortium
Project Name: Dark Sisters
Awardee: Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Oper
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Schedule of Performances Listings
Dark Sisters (Muhly)
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Pittsburgh Opera
Dark Sisters (Muhly)
Friday, October 11, 2013 - Boston University - CFA
Dark Sisters (Muhly)
Friday, June 8, 2012 - Opera Philadelphia
Dark Sisters (Muhly)
Friday, June 8, 2012 - Music-Theatre Group
Dark Sisters (Muhly)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Gotham Chamber Opera
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