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Peabody Opera’s Women in the Dark Featured by The Baltimore Sun

women-in-the-darkPeabody Opera’s chamber production of three contemporary one-act operas under the heading Women in the Dark was featured in an article by Tim Smith in The Baltimore Sun. The article details the plot of Sukey in the Dark, by Jonathan Holland, and Naomi in the Living Room, with music by Thomas Whitman and libretto by Nathalie Anderson. The article went into further analysis of Errolyn Wallen’s ANON, the third and longest of the operas which will receive its U.S. premiere with this production, including an interview with Ms. Wallen on the inspiration and purpose behind the piece. Ms. Wallen details, “It’s not a straight-through narrative, it is a glimpse into another world. I hope people get a sense of the emotional and intellectual effects on what young women face. The stories in the opera are based on things that have actually happened — beneath our noses, really. I hope people will be moved by the text. And I hope plenty of young people come and see it.” Women in the Dark will be performed February 16-19 at Theater Project in Baltimore. Find tickets and more information on Women in the Dark here.

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