Dark Sisters by Nico Muhly

Dark Sisters    Photo by Max Wagenblass. Copyright 2017 Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Dark Sisters

Photo by Max Wagenblass. Copyright 2017 Boston Conservatory at Berklee

On February 10 at 8 pm and February 12 at 2 pm, Ann will be performing the role of Ruth from Nico Muhly's, Dark Sisters. This opera depicts the lives of five women who are engaged within a polygamous marriage with the prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of The Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Each of their varying identities are highlighted as they are challenged by the prophet to confine themselves to life on the compound as god fearing women. Although the libretto is historical fiction, these stories are based on real experiences of women who have escaped or continue to endure this reality.

Dark Sisters is also highly pertinent to what the world is experiencing now in regards to understanding the female experience, freedom, sexuality, and religious identity. The opera creates an important platform which highlights how easily it is to dehumanize and subjugate a group of people by imposing fear in order to attain power and control.

Come and witness these women's lives and contribute to this important conversation about human rights and equality. We must realize, discuss, and analyze the detrimental social conflicts surrounding us. Together, through art, we can find peaceful solutions and begin to appreciate the beautiful differences between us. 

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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