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Breaking the Sound Barrier

Thursday, February 27 - 7:00 PM

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, explored through a Deaf lens.

Performed in English and ASL with English supertitles. Followed by a public Q & A session.

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)


Old Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Victory Hall Opera

Date / Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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