WORLD PREMIERE of an opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage by Persis Parshall Vehar, libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, fully staged with orchestra, Heather Buchman, conductor. Cast includes Danan Tsan, Laura Enslin, Julia Ebner, Jonathan Howell, Steve Stull, Gregory Sheppard, directed by Victoria King, set by David Harper, lighting by Bob Dwyer, costumes by Jody Luce.

Matilda Joslyn Gage was a visionary of women’s rights and human liberation, who -- with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony -- wrote the arguments for, inspired the passions, and organized the political action of the 19th century women’s suffrage movement in the United States. This opera tells the story of a woman of courage and integrity publicly defying 19th century laws that forced complicity with slavery and denied women their autonomy and liberty – including the right to vote. This is also the story of a remarkable corner of the world, now known as Central New York that became a fount of free thought and radical activism for social justice.