Highway 1, USA
William Grant Still
November 3 & 6, 2022
Recital and pop-up concert series on-site at Ithaca's favorite spots, featuring Opera Ithaca's Apprentice Artists.
Join us for an in-depth conversation about the intersection of the arts and social justice issues. Starting 45 minutes before each mainstage performance, Opera Ithaca is hosting a panel of scholars, artists, and activists with a truly global perspective.
This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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- a new musical -
co-created by Julian Mesri, Saviana Stanescu and Courtney Young
music and lyrics by Julian Mesri
book by Saviana Stanescu
directed by and developed with Courtney Young
co-sponsored by The Cherry Arts Inc. and Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre and Dance
Set in Buenos in the late 20th century and New York City in the current day, the musical follows NYU student Andrea on her personal and political journey of exploring her family's past. As Andrea suspects that her mother Mariana is a child of one of the many young people “disappeared” during the brutal military dictatorship in Argentina known as the “Dirty War”, she connects with the 'Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo' and challenges her mom to question her identity. Andrea's Romanian father, Bogdan, a scientist, helps her uncover family secrets and encourages her to speak up. Daughters, mothers, and grandmothers connect across borders and blood lines in this story of hope, truth, immigration, and filial/maternal love.
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