Music by Kamala Sankaram
Libretto by Susan Yankowitz
Norton Memorial Hall
Performed in English with English Subtitles
Performance duration: 60 minutes
Friday July 1, at 4 p.m.
Tuesday July 5, at 4 p.m.
Monday July 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday July 28, at 4 p.m.
Thumbprint is a chamber opera inspired by the experiences of Mukhtar Mai, a contemporary real-life warrior for women’s rights and education in Pakistan. Sankaram’s dynamic score blends Hindustani and European opera influences to tell this astonishing story of courage in the face of oppression.
Thumbprint premiered in 2014 and was commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the HERE Arts Center for the PROTOTYPE Festival.
Levels 1 & 2: $25
This opera includes mature language and content and may not be suitable for children under age 14.
Creative and Production
Stage Director: Omer Ben Seadia
Conductor: Kristin Roach
Scenic Designer: Liliana Duque Piñeiro
Lighting & Video Designer: Michael Baumgarten
Costume Designer: B.G. Fitzgerald
Wig & Makeup Designer: Martha Ruskai
Mukhtar Mai: Samina Aslam
Annu: Nicola Santoro
Mother: Talin Nalbandian
Shakur: Felix Aguilar Tomlinson
Faiz: Rolfe Dauz
Father: Phillip Lopez