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Opera Philadelphia

Woman with Eyes Closed

Thursday
Sep 17, 2020
Saturday
Sep 26, 2020
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Overview

World Premiere
Music by Jennifer Higdon
Libretto by Jerre Dye
Performed in English with English supertitles
Part of Festival O20

A mysterious suitcase filled with stolen masterpieces lands in Mona’s hands, among them a Lucian Freud portrait of a woman with her eyes closed. As the painting stirs up long-buried memories and emotions, Mona grapples with whether to save her sonthe thiefor the priceless paintings.  

Inspired by a real-life art heist, this world premiere from award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon (Cold Mountain), starring contralto Meredith Arwady, delves into cycles of family trauma and the value of art.  

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Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 80 minutes
Intermission: No intermission