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Video Published: 12 Sep 2019

The Stonewall Operas: The Community

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.

The Community

It’s 400 years in the future, and humanity has rebuilt itself after an apocalyptic event that sent the survivors into another dark age. The only artifact they have from the previous civilization is a book on the history of the Stonewall Uprising. This madcap dystopian comedy asks, “What happens when a society is built on the story of Stonewall, and what happens when someone wants to deviate from the norms?”


Jade: Amy Justman
The High Priestess: Kathryn Krasovec
Rubes: Jordan Rutter
Thyst: Clayton Graves Williams
Kevin Cummines, composer
Shoshana Greenberg, librettist
Jillian Zack, 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.