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August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Lost in the Stars at Union Avenue Opera

Merging influences from Broadway, traditional African music, jazz, and blues, Kurt Weill’s final work for the stage is a gripping musical tragedy based on Alan Paton’s novel Cry, the Beloved Country. Set in 1940s South Africa apartheid, Lost in the Stars tells the story of Absalom, the son of Stephen Kumalo, a local black preacher. When Absalom kills his white neighbor in a desperate bid to provide for his wife and child, he is arrested and sentenced to death. Before his son is executed, the murdered man’s father, James Jarvis, comes to the preacher to offer compassion and understand rather than hatred and retaliation. Lost in the Stars soars with thrilling operatic passages as it lays bare the tragedy of social barriers among all people, ending with a moving promise of reconciliation and hope for the future.

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Details

Date:
August 17, 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$32
Event Website:
https://unionavenueopera.org/2018-festival-season-2/

Venue

Union Avenue Opera
733 Union Blvd
St Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Phone:
(314) 361-2881
Venue Website:
unionavenueopera.org/

Organizer

Union Avenue Opera
Phone:
(314) 361-2881
Email:
info@unionavenueopera.org
Organizer Website:
www.unionavenueopera.org

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