The Captivity of Hannah Duston

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THE CAPTIVITY OF HANNAH DUSTON

Music by Lansing McLoskey, Libretto by Glen Nelson

ABOUT THE OPERA

Guerilla Opera presents The Captivity of Hannah Duston by GRAMMY award winning composer Lansing McLoskey and New York Times bestseller Glen Nelson, librettist. This opera explores the story around Hannah Duston, the Puritan colonist whose abduction by and violent escape from Native Americans was once revered, but over decades has become viewed with increasing suspicion. Telling the story from four different perspectives, the opera illuminates the “he said,” “she said” of contemporary politics. Will any heroes emerge from the story? A short discussion will follow with both the composer and librettist present.

PERFORMANCES

Excerpt Premiere: May 30, 2019, HC Media at Harbor Place, Haverhill, MA

Concert Premiere: February 8, 2019, HC Media at Harbor Place, Haverhill, MA

Full Production: 2020-2021 Season (Dates TBD)