‘The Mother of Us All’ Coming to Metropolitan Museum of Art

By David Salazar
(Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art Official Website)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s “The Mother of Us All” in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic and Juilliard School starting on Feb. 8, 2020.

The run will last for four performances with additional shows taking place on Feb. 11, 12, and 14 at Gallery 700 at The Charles Engelhard Court.

The performances will be conducted by Daniela Candillari with Louisa Proske directing. Soprano Felicia Moore will star as Susan B. Anthony. Musicians from the New York Philharmonic and singers from the Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts will also appear.

Scenic and prop design will be provided by Sara Brown with choreography by Zoe Scofield.

“The Mother of Us All” chronicles the story of Susan B. Anthony and the women’s suffrage movement. The work had its world premiere on May 7, 1947 at Columbia University with soprano Dorothy Dow as Susan B. Anthony.