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Commissioned by The Flea in 2006, this contemporary opera tells the tale of the notorious feral "wild child" who appeared in Nuremburg, Germany in 1828, having lived his entire life in a dungeon, never learning how to speak or be human. The arc of the piece covers Kaspar's troubled, highly publicized ascent into civilization through his assassination in 1833, at the age of 19, and the mystery surrounding his heritage -- rumored to have been switched at birth, he was perhaps the true heir to the throne of Baden. Directed by Liz Swados, this World Premiere will again feature The Bats.

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