Victory Hall Opera & University of Virginia to Present ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier: Deaf Opera Workshop’

By David Salazar

Victory Hall Opera will present “Breaking the Sound Barrier: Deaf Opera Workshop” on Feb. 27, 2020 at the Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia. The event will be presented in conjunction UVA’s Disability Studies Symposium.

The workshop will present a reinterpretation of Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” in which three Deaf actors will work with three hearing opera singers to explore new way of storytelling.

Among those that will perform are Jackie Roth, Amber Zion, Sandra Mae Frank, Rachelle Durkin, Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Jennifer Zetlan, pianist Ji Yung Lee, and members of UVA’s USingers chorus.

The performance will be conducted by Kathleen Kelly and directed by Alek Lev and Jules Dameron.

The event is free to the public.