“A silent, expectant grove. A violent encounter between a man, a woman, and a notorious brigand. Seven testimonies, each proposing a different perspective on the crime.” The Pittsburgh Opera announces the world premiere of In A Grove, based on Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s short story that shows how human perception, memory and desire are fallible, imprecise and subject to interference. The that inspired Kurosawa’s film Rashoman becomes an opera with music by Christopher Cerrone and a libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann. Performances are planned for February 19, 22, 25, 27 and March 1, 3, 2022.