A WOMAN IN MOROCCO Raises Community Awareness

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Kentucky Opera is proud to present Daron Hagen’s contemporary opera, A WOMAN IN MOROCCO, based on the play by Barbara Grecki. Hagen calls A WOMAN IN MOROCCO, “a piece of socially conscious theatre,” which confronts the issues of human trafficking and sexual violence, and looks unflinchingly at the global impact of such atrocities.

Due to the socially conscious nature of this production, Kentucky Opera is seeking to engage the local and regional community in conversations on the realities of these issues and their immediate consequences in our own lives.

PANEL DISCUSSION
As an organization, we would like to invite you to join us as we sit down for a public panel discussion on April 27 at First Unitarian Church with composer Daron Hagen, Kentucky Opera artists, and local and regional authorities. This event, which is free and open to the public, will create a space for the sort of frank conversation that can lead to actionable change and will include panelists from The Center for Women and Families, Catholic Charities, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, the Center for Interfaith Relations, and the CEDAW Coalition.

CAST AND STAFF TRAINING
In addition, the staff, cast, and production team for A WOMAN IN MOROCCO will be in training with Catholic Charities of Louisville and The Center for Women and Families. As we move forward with producing this socially charged opera, Kentucky Opera hopes to fully engage in the cause both locally and globally. This training will provide our team with the necessary insights to relate to the issues explored in the opera, and ultimately serve to increase awareness for the local impacts of human trafficking.

LUNCH AND LISTEN
We also invite you to join us for Lunch & Listen with WUOL Classical 90.5FM on Wednesday, May 6 at 11:30am. Local and regional audience members may bring a brown bag lunch and join us in person for this unique preview of A WOMAN IN MOROCCO, featuring Kentucky Opera artists, General Director David Roth, and composer Daron Hagen. If you’re unable to join us in person, tune in here!

A WOMAN IN MOROCCO will premiere Tuesday, May 12 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Faiths. Tickets to this one-of-a-kind opera experience are available here. If you are considering joining us for a presentation of A WOMAN IN MOROCCO, we encourage you to purchase your tickets well in advance, as shows are selling out.