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Proving Up

an opera by Missy Mazzoli

Produced by the University of Maryland School of Music

Conducted by Craig Keir, Directed by Helen Aberger

Lighting design by Mike Riggs

Media design by Leo Grierson


Proving Up is an opera about fragility and falsehood of the American dream. As a family of homesteaders search for the final "window of glass" that will allow them to claim their homestead as "theirs." Ghosts sing and dance through their story, begging the question "who owns the land?"

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