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Opera Philadelphia

Woman with Eyes Closed

Sep 17, 2020
Sep 26, 2020


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