We Wear the Sea Like a Coat
Music by Sally Lamb McCune
Libretto by Rachel Lampert & Yvonne Gray
March 3, 4, & 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM
March 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Produced in association with Ithaca College School of Music and Department of Theatre Arts
About the opera
We Wear the Sea Like a Coat tells the contemporary story of an American couple living on an island in Orkney, Scotland for a year. Sara, an oceanographer, is on an environmental assignment. Jonathan, a writer, is newly unemployed. As outsiders, they find themselves at the center of conflict between conservation and exploitation. In a radically changing world, they face their own existential questions about building a family. As truths unfold, Sara is forced to come to terms with what matters most.