Breaking the Sound Barrier: Deaf Opera Workshop

** An Affiliated Event **
February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

Victory Hall Opera presents "Breaking the Sound Barrier: Deaf Opera Workshop" featuring scenes from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at 7pm in Old Cabell Hall.

A convent must assimilate or be condemned. VHO invites some of America’s foremost Deaf actors to UVA’s Disability Studies Symposium for a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration.

In this free, public workshop, singers and actors will push the boundaries of stagecraft in a radical reinterpretation of Poulenc’s powerful opera "Dialogues of the Carmelites", explored through a Deaf lens.

Starring Rosa Lee Timm, Amelia Hensley, Sandra Mae Frank, Rachelle Durkin, Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Jennifer Zetlan, Ji Yung Lee (piano) and members of UVA’s USingers chorus.

Conducted by Kathleen Kelly. Directed by Alek Lev with Jules Dameron (Translation/ ASL Master)

Performed in English and ASL with English supertitles. Followed by a public Q & A session.
Supported by the UVA Arts Fund for Artistic Excellence and the UVA Office of the Vice-Provost for the Arts, the UVA McIntire Dept. of Music, Disability Studies Symposium and American Sign Language Program, and the Community Endowment Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.
All events are subject to change.  Please call (434) 227-9978 for more information.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176