The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace

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The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace

October 15 – 17, 2021

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre

The 2021 Fringe Festival collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre featured The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace.

Music by Kamala Sankaram, Libretto by Rob Handel

The new 40-minute opera was composed by Kamala Sankaram (music) and Rob Handel (libretto). The opera captures Ada Lovelace the daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, often referred to as the world’s first computer programmer, as she assists on a friend’s mathematical project—a pursuit that was unheard of for high-stature women in the 19th century. The show director is Emily Ranii (CFA’13), Wheelock Family Theatre artistic director, and music director is Allison Voth, a CFA associate professor of music and opera.

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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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Music by Kamala Sankaram

Libretto by Rob Handel

Director is Emily Ranii (CFA’13)

Music director Allison Voth

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