Thor Arbjornsson : Scenes from A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, a new opera
Scenes from A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, a new opera
Music by Sheila Silver
Libretto by Stephen Kitsakos
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Recorded January 18, 2016
Trinity Church - 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006
Presented by AOP First Chance and OPERA America, in association with NOVUS NY orchestra as part of the OPERA America New Works Forum.
Thor Arbjornsson, Jalil Khan / Tariq
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Laila
Ron Loyd, Rasheed
Aleksandra Romano, Mariam
Vira Slywotzky, Nana & Others
Steve Gorn, Bansuri Flute
Jonathan Singer, Tabla
Leslie Swackhame, Stage Director
Sara Jobin, Conductor/MD
Sheila Silver has received a Guggenheim as well as a 2014 Opera America Discovery Grant for Female Composers (funded by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation) to support the opera. The libretto has been commissioned by American Opera Projects with support from the New York State Council of the Arts.
Aleksandra Romano is a member of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Program, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The New Opera Showcase was presented by OPERA America and Trinity Wall Street on January 18, 2016, at Trinity Church in New York City. This program was made possible by generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support has been provided by The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.