Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory
Chautauqua Opera Company is the fourth-oldest American opera company overall.
Chautauqua Opera Company’s 2022 Season:
Music by Giacomo Puccini; Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Puccini’s glorious score brings to life one woman’s struggle for love, art, and freedom in a male-dominated world at the turn of the 19th century. Religion, politics, and passion collide in this stirring work.
Music by Kamala Sankaram; Libretto by Susan Yankowitz
Thumbprint is a chamber opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary real-life warrior for women’s rights and education in Pakistan. Sankaram’s dynamic score blends Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this astonishing story of courage in the face of oppression.
The Mother of Us All
Music by Virgil Thomson; Libretto by Gertrude Stein
For one performance only, Chautauqua’s Amphitheater will once again ring with the voice of Susan B. Anthony in Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s joyfully surrealist homage to one of the foremothers of our country and the suffrage movement in America.
August 8, 2022 @ 8:15 pm Week Seven (August 6–13)