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An American Dream

By Jack Perla, with libretto by Jessica Murphy-Moo

Inspired by the true, intertwining stories of two women during World War II, An American Dream explores the plight of a Japanese woman forced to leave her home to face confinement in a U.S. internment camp, and a German-Jewish immigrant haunted by the memories of those she left behind to the horror of war. As each struggle to find ways to ensure history never repeats itself, secrets come to light that bind them and their families together. Virginia Opera joins fellow U.S. companies, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Anchorage Opera, in presenting this treasure of American chamber opera.

Tickets $20 *limited seating

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 7 PM
Dominion Energy Center, Richmond – Gottwald Playhouse

An American Dream