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Video Published: 12 Sep 2019

The Stonewall Operas: The Pomada Inn

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 Pomada Inn

In Kiev, Igor wants to go to the bathhouse, but Alek fears a police raid; in New York, Holly and Tara don’t have to worry about such things. The Pomada Inn throws these modern-day couples together across time and space to explore the global legacy of Stonewall and the work that still needs to be done.


Holly: Amy Justman
Tara: Kathryn Krasovec
Alek: Errin Duane Brooks
Igor: Christopher Carbin
Brian Cavanagh-Strong, composer
Ben Bonnema, 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.