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Emmeline

February 23—26, 2017
Event Website

Price

$5—$20

Credits

Conducted by William Lumpkin
Stage Direction by Jim Petosa

Language

Sung in English with English supertitles

Venue

Huntington Avenue Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

An opera in two acts based on the novel by Judith Rossner and with a libretto by J.D. McClatchy, Emmeline is an American retelling of the Oedipus myth from the mother’s viewpoint. The opera begins in 1841, when 13-year-old Emmeline is sent to work in a Massachusetts mill to earn money. Seduced by the factory supervisor, she gives birth to a child, who is then swiftly given away. Twenty years later, Emmeline marries a young man only to discover too late that he is in fact her son, becoming irrevocably ostracized by society.

Performances

23
February, 2017
Thursday
7:30pm

24
February, 2017
Friday
7:30pm

25
February, 2017
Saturday
7:30pm

26
February, 2017
Sunday
2:00pm

Photo: Boston University