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Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University 2960 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Proving Up


Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University


Music by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Adapted from the short story Proving Up by Karen Russell
Co-commissioned by Washington National Opera, Opera Omaha, and Miller Theatre at Columbia University
© 2018 G. Schirmer Inc.
In a new production by Opera Omaha

Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. This dynamic creative duo reunites for Proving Up, a harrowing tale of a family's pursuit of the American Dream set in post-Civil War Nebraska. Miller's 30th Anniversary Season opens with the New York premiere of this chamber opera that is by turns optimistic, exultant, and menacing.

Learn more about the opera, creative team, and cast.

Additional performance: Friday, September 28, 8:00 p.m.