Virginia Opera’s American Dream Makes an Intimate, Moving Close to its Thrilling New Variations Season
- Written by Rebecca Weinstein
- Category: Opening Night with Rebecca Weinstein
- Published: 16 April 2019
Last weekend Virginia Opera presented the final offering of its new "Variations" season of short, casual, and contemporary opera in English. The chamber opera, called An American Dream, by composer Jack Perla and librettist Jessica Murphy Moo, centered on two women in America during World War II: a Japanese American young woman sent to an internment camp and a German-Jewish immigrant tormented by thoughts of her parents still in Germany.
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