An opera in two acts with music by Tobias Picker | Based on the novel by Judith Rossner and with a libretto by J.D. McClatchy, Emmeline is an American retelling of the Oedipus myth from the mother's viewpoint. The opera begins in 1841, when 13-year-old Emmeline is sent to work in a Massachusetts mill to earn money. Seduced by the factory supervisor, she gives birth to a child, who is then swiftly given away. Twenty years later, Emmeline marries a young man only to discover too late that he is in fact her son, becoming irrevocably ostracized by society. Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre Conducted by William Lumpkin with Stage Direction by Jim Petosa Tickets: $20 General Public | $15 BU Alumni, WGBH and WBUR members, Huntington subscribers, senior citizens | $10 CFA Membership | $5 Students with Valid ID | Free with BU ID, two tickets, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability
7:30 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue