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“Hagar” Opera at Christ Church Cathedral, Jan. 9

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“Hagar” Opera at Christ Church Cathedral. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

Press Release
National Opera Association

The Sacred in Opera Initiative of the National Opera Association will present a performance at the historic Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., featuring soprano Jane Dutton.

Dr. Isai Jess Muñoz from the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University coordinates the performance, which will showcase Act One from a new Opera, Hagar, by William David Cooper, recent winner of the Charles Ives Composition Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, commissioned by Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the production team discussing the commissioning and producing of Hagar, as an example of new operas successfully being funded and presented today by sacred spaces.

The presentation is a free event open to the public.

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Another scene from the “Hagar” opera. Photo provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

The National Opera Association convention continues through Sunday at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 125 Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.

For more information, visit http://cccindy.org/, or call 317-636-4577.

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