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Video Published: 12 Sep 2019

The Stonewall Operas: Outside

Enjoy excerpts of new operas written to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, presented by The American Opera Project and the Opera Lab at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Originally recorded on September 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City as part of OPERA America Onstage.


In the early hours of June 28, 1969, in another bar somewhere else in the Village, a young man struggles with a pair of intertwined decisions: how to live as his authentic self and whether or not to go outside and join a revolution that has been drawing ever closer.


Joan: Sara Couden
Kenny: Jordan Rutter
Davey: Matthew Gamble
Mark: Christopher Carbin
Bryan Blaskie, composer
Seth Christenfeld, librettist
Kelly Horsted, music director

OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by grants from the Amphion Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and NYC & Company Foundation.