Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8 pm and Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 2 pm
Music by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Premiered: Friday, August 21, 2015. Commissioned by Seattle Opera
This is the Kentucky Opera Debut
Sung in English with English captions
Treasured Possessions Become Symbols of Home in this Opera Inspired by True American Stories
Set during WWII, An American Dream centers on two women: a Japanese-American girl forced to leave her home and a Jewish German immigrant determined to bring her family safely to America. This poetic and gripping opera carries timely themes of belonging, justice, and the struggle to maintain a sense of place.
In its Seattle Opera world premiere, An American Dream was called “a heartwrenching opera…eloquent and moving” by the Seattle Times, with Opera News describing the music and libretto as “touching…sentimental…lyrical.”
Single tickets start at just $35.25!
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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Kentucky Opera with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Special thanks to our partners at Kentucky Performing Arts for their continued support.