The Stonewall Operas

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OPERA America's National Opera Center

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American Opera Projects and NYU Tisch School of the Arts present excerpts from The Stonewall Operas four 30-minute operas that premiered in March at NYU and The Stonewall Inn on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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Outside
Music by Bryan Blaskie | Libretto by Seth Christenfeld

The Pomada Inn
Music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong | Libretto by Ben Bonnema

Nightlife
Music by TJ Rubin | Libretto by Deepali Gupta

The Community
Music by Kevin Cummines | Libretto by Shoshana Greenberg


ABOUT THE OPERAS

The Stonewall Riots took place in the early hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

“The Stonewall Riots provide a powerful inspiration for our students in the Opera Lab — both the drama of the moment itself, as well as the extraordinary reverberations that continue to be felt in its wake. The Stonewall Operas are examples of the power and versatility of contemporary opera; by looking at this signal historic event 50 years in the past, the composers and librettists are wrestling with issues, characters and situations that speak deeply to them as artists living in the world today. These 30-minute operas imagine what it was like to be at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969; how the legacy of Stonewall impacts people fighting for their rights today; and what it could lead to in the distant future.” Randall Eng

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