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The Mother of Us All

Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson:
The Mother of Us All

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Music by Virgil Thomson
Libretto by Gertrude Stein
Daniela Candillari
, conductor
Louisa Proske
, director
Felicia Moore
, soprano, as Susan B. Anthony
Singers from The Juilliard School's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Creative and Design Team

Choreographer: Zoe Scofield
Scenic and prop design: Sara Brown
Lighting design: Barbara Samuels
Video design: Kit Fitzgerald
Sound design and engineer: Mark Grey
Costume design: Beth Goldenberg
Scenic and prop master: Kate Brehm
Assistant director: Lisenka Heijboer
Assistant lighting designer: Victoria Bain
Assistant costume designer: Brighid DeAngelis
Assistant choreographer: Lilach Orenstein
Production stage manager: Joseph Fernandez, Jr.
Assistant stage managers: Kat Meister, Alexander Montoya (members of The Juilliard School's Professional Apprentice Program)
Hair and make-up supervisor: Anna Kathryn Darling
Hair and make-up assistant: Loryn Pretorius
Wardrobe supervisor: Amanda McDowall
Wardrobe assistant: Clara Gumbart
Chorus contractor: Kenneth Overton
Supertitles creator and operator: Nicholas Betson
Lighting programmer: Kent Sprague
Video associates: Jordan Anderson, Daniel Hartnett, Suman Tripathy
Video assistants: Travis Basso, Peter Gordon

The Mother of Us All, which imaginatively chronicles the story of Susan B. Anthony and the women's suffrage movement, comes to The Met in a vivid and gripping, fully staged production led by some of today's most dynamic and pioneering young artists working in opera. This iconic American opera is deeply relevant today: the fight for women's suffrage that it depicts is mirrored in current struggles for the civil rights of people disenfranchised on the basis of gender, race, and sexuality.

All performances at 7 pm:
Saturday, February 8
Tuesday, February 11
Wednesday, February 12
Friday, February 14

Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court
Tickets start at $115
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 6–16).
Seating is unreserved; general admission
Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

A collaboration between The Juilliard School, the New York Philharmonic, and MetLiveArts, and part of Project 19, a multiyear New York Philharmonic initiative.

This performance is made possible by Adrienne Arsht.

Additional support is provided by the Clara Lloyd-Smith Weber Fund, the James S. Marcus Foundation, the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, and The Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

Image: Photo by Paula Lobo