Song from the Uproar
July 17, 18, 19 & 21 • 7:30 p.m.
Aronoff Center for the Arts • Fifth Third Bank Theater
Special collaboration with concert:nova
Music by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
The lives and deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt
Song from the Uproar is an opera based on the life and writings of Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904). From 1900 to 1904, Eberhardt traveled extensively through the desert on horseback, relentlessly documenting her travels in detailed journals and short stories. She defied conventions of her time; she dressed as a man, drank, smoked, and even joined a Sufi brotherhood that typically excluded women. Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt explores the universality that makes her tale so vibrant and relevant, more than 100 years after her death.