Today It Rains (World Premiere)
A new chamber opera by Laura Kaminsky with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed (based on the original concept by Campbell), projection design by Reed and production design concept by Brian Staufenbiel. Co-produced with American Opera Projects. Sung in English with supertitles. Today It Rains is inspired by a real event in the life of Georgia O'Keeffe. On April 29, 1929, O'Keeffe boarded a train in New York with her friend and fellow artist Rebecca Strand and arrived in Santa Fe three days later, soon to be transformed by the area's landscape. The 80-minute opera imagines O'Keeffe's personal journey on this seminal train ride as she reexamines her tumultuous marriage with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, her artistic stasis, and her need for new inspiration to guide her work.