Taking Up Serpents: A New Opera Workshop

Composer: Kamala Sankaram, Librettist: Jerre Dye
Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya

Presented by MassOpera
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
9/30/18

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MassOpera (formerly MetroWest Opera) is thrilled to present its first ever New Opera Workshop of composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Jerre Dye's Taking Up Serpents.  This one-hour opera is an exploration of faith both as it relates to religion and family, told through the lens of three family members in a snake-handling Pentecostal church.  This workshop performance is in collaboration with Washington National Opera in preparation for their world premiere performance at the Kennedy Center in January 2019. 

Run time: 1 hour, no intermission.

Recommended for adults only.