Artist Projects

Inheritance


Ligia Bouton , Matt Donovan , Lei Liang

Inheritance is a chamber opera designed for a lead soprano plus three female voices and a chamber ensemble. This opera’s production will be housed within a multimedia environment that examines gun culture in America through the lens of Sarah Winchester’s life. According to popular belief, Winchester was an eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinth-like home and seeking refuge from the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles. The legend surrounding her life, impossible to extract from her actual history, is indicative of America’s inability to separate fact and fiction within gun-debate discourse. Although the libretto for Inheritance is anchored in Winchester’s biography, this work explores her life and home as a metaphor for America’s violent legacy and deeply complex relationship with guns.

  • Artists

    Ligia Bouton

    Ligia Bouton was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and spent her childhood in London, England.  She received her education at Vassar College and at the…

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    Matt Donovan

    Matt Donovan is the author of two collections of poetry Ten Burnt Lakes (forthcoming, Tupelo Press, 2017) and Vellum (Mariner,…

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    Lei Liang

    Heralded as “one of the most exciting voices in New Music” (The Wire), Lei Liang is a Chinese-born American composer whose works…

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