An opera about Susan B. Anthony

I am super excited that tomorrow night Linda and I are going to a performance of “The Mother of Us All,” an opera (premiered in 1947) by Gertrude Stein (text) and Virgil Thomson (music) drawn from the life of Susan B. Anthony. The Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre is performing it, and the conductor, Steven Osgood says, “We are fighting the same fights today as Susan B. once did. Change a couple of nouns and you are very much in 2013.”  The image of SBA is the steel engraving in vol 1 of “History of Woman Suffrage.”

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