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This opera tells the story of a young farm girl about to graduate high school - the first in her family - and she must consider her future, including her family's expectations and her own hopes and dreams.
Music by Aaron Copland
Libretto by Horace Everett
Directed by Damian Savarino
Conducted by Timothy Dixon