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Breaking the Sound Barrier- Deaf Opera Workshop

Date, location, and tickets

Thursday, February 27, 2020
at 7:30 PM

Old Cabell Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Free Event



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Featuring scenes from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites

February 27, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia

FREE ADMISSION/ No tickets required

A convent must assimilate or be condemned. VHO invites some of America’s foremost Deaf actors to UVA’s Disability Studies Symposium for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. In this free, public workshop, singers and actors will push the boundaries of stagecraft in a radical reinterpretation of Poulenc’s powerful opera, explored through a Deaf lens.

Performed in English and ASL with English supertitles. Followed by a public Q & A session.

Starring Rosa Lee Timm, Amelia Hensley, Sandra Mae Frank, Rachelle Durkin, Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Jennifer Zetlan, Ji Yung Lee (piano) and members of UVA’s USingers chorus.

Conducted by Kathleen Kelly. Directed by Alek Lev with Jules Dameron (Translation/ ASL Master)


Participants: Victory Hall Opera