Gotham Chamber Opera to Premiere Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam's Dark Sisters
The piece follows one woman's dangerous attempt to escape her life as a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), a sect that split from mainstream Mormonism in the early 20th century largely because of the LDS Church's renunciation of polygamy.
The cast will be headed by Caitlin Lynch and Kevin Burdette, with Kristina Bachrach, Jennifer Check, Eve Gigliotti, Margaret Lattimore, and Jennifer Zetlan. The production will be conducted by Neal Goren, with set and video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer.
The Gotham Chamber Opera's season will also include a revival of Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione, April 11-21, 2012. The creative team will include director Christopher Alden, set designer Andrew Cavanaugh Holland, costume designer Fabio Toblini, and lighting designer Allen Hahn, with the opera to be conducted by Neal Goren.