Hudson Area Library in collaboration with the American Opera Projects present A Thousand Splendid Suns: The Opera- Act II workshop presentations on Saturday, November 18, 2017 with a performance at 1PM and another at 4PM.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Seating is Limited, To Reserve Your Ticket CLICK HERE
“A Thousand Splendid Suns is more than a story of survival in the face of what seem to be insurmountable odds. It is a story of the unconquerable spirit of a people and individuals seen through the eyes of two indomitable women.” – Contemporary Literature
AOP First Chance and the Hudson Area Library present a music reading of Act II of the new opera A Thousand Splendid Suns, by composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos, based on the bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini.
Based on the international best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini and set in Afghanistan from the mid-1970’s to the present era, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two women from different walks of life, one older, one younger, forced into marriage with the same brutal man. Cold to one another at first, they form a bond that enables them to survive and ultimately risk their lives for a chance at freedom. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a universal story of love, passion, sacrifice and spiritual transcendence.
Performances by: Maya Lahyani, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Ron Lloyd, Ian McCuen, Michael Scarcelle with an ensemble of 7 instruments including Steve Gorn on bansuri, and Jonathan Singer on tablas.
Music Direction: Sara Jobin
Stage Direction: Leslie Swackhamer
A Thousand Splendid Suns is scheduled for a World Premiere by the Seattle Opera in 2020.