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


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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.