Proving Up

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Proving Up

October 22 – 24, 2021

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre

The 2021 collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre featured the new opera Proving Up, with music by by Missy Mazzoli and libretto by Royce Vavrek.

Proving Up was the second production in the 2021 Fringe lineup, an opera based on a short story by Swamplandia! author Karen Russell. The new piece is the work of composer Missy Mazzoli (BUTI’98, CFA’02) and frequent collaborator librettist Royce Vavrek. Proving Up is the story of the Zegners, a family of homesteaders trying to make it on the dry Nebraska plains in the 1860s.

Program & Credits

Fringe Festival 2021

BU Today featured the annual opera and theatre festival, which highlights new works, and brought Kamala Sankaram’s Ada Lovelace to BU.

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Opening Doors

Missy Mazzoli (CFA’02) is one of America’s preeminent composers, and she’s fighting to improve the path for women in classical music.

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Info & Credits

Music by by Missy Mazzoli

Libretto by Royce Vavrek

Directed by Nathan Troup

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