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Working Women: Songs of Suffrage & Letters That You Will Not Get New York 2021

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  • Published by: The American Opera Project  
  • Date Published: 2021  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: nosubs  
  • This Recording is NOT AVAILABLE from a proper commercial or public source

Revolution Begins in the Bedroom
Mezzo-soprano: Eve Gigliotti
Piano: Mila Henry
Music by Tony Solitro
Libretto by Alice Eve Cohen

Beyond the Power of Any to Deny
Soprano: Lori Phillips
Piano: Mila Henry
Music by Jessica Rudman
Text adapted from Susan B. Anthony

Her Sovereign Blackness a Beautiful Light (2020)
Soprano: Jasmine Muhammad
Piano: Mila Henry
Music and lyrics by Kathryn Bostic
Commissioned by The American Opera Project

On the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, AOP has commissioned Emmy-nominated composer Kathryn Bostic (Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am) to create “Her Sovereign Blackness a Beautiful Light,” a song expressing the injustice and disenfranchisement Black women faced during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The new work joins songs by composer Jessica Rudman, and composer Tony Solitro with librettist Alice Eve Cohen, that will premiere under the title “Songs of Suffrage,” commemorating the 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial, and acknowledging the complex history of the fight for progress.

Letters That You Will Not Get:
Women’s Voices from the Great War

Composed by Kirsten Volness
Libretto by Kate Holland & Susan Werbe

Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voices from the Great War gives voice to American, British, European, Asian, African and Caribbean women affected by WWI through a series of vignettes that share their responses to the war—from enthusiasm to resignation; support to opposition; the war’s beginning to its end. Combining haunting melodies of the past, the contemporary rhythms of the present, and excerpts from women’s writings on both sides of the conflict, Letters tells the story of the Great War as experienced by the women who lived through it.

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