KUAF Arts Beat: A Contemporary Opera Ripped From the Headlines in Nico Muhly's 'Dark Sisters'

Mar 27, 2019

Opera Fayetteville's presentation of Nico Muhly's "Dark Sisters."
Credit Courtesy Opera Fayetteville

Opera Fayetteville is on a mission to engage new listeners to an art form that conjures up stereotypes of the Wagnerian fat lady singing by tackling a contemporary opera written by New York City's Nico Muhly.

This week they'll present "Dark Sisters," about a fundamentalist Mormon family whose children were taken away by the U.S. government.

"They all have really wild and emotional reactions to this, understandably, but Eliza in particular begins to question everything about the community she grew up in," explains Andreas Hager, director for this production.

Learn more by listening to the on-demand stream of their in-studio conversation and performance. Opera Fayetteville's full production of "Dark Sisters" takes place Friday Mar. 29 and Saturday, Mar. 30, inside Walton Arts Center's Starr Theater. Visit their website for tickets and more information.