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


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.

The Huntington