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New Opera Considers Refugee Children’s Plight

May 24

Composer Layale Chaker and librettist Lisa Schlesinger will see the world premiere of their opera Ruinous Gods May 24-June 1 at Spoleto USA. With stage direction by Omar Abi Azar and Maya Zbib and conducted by Kamna Gupta, the opera, loosely based on the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, explores the psychological toll experienced by displaced refugee children.



May 24
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Classical Voice North America