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Seattle Opera Podcast

May 4, 2022

A brand-new opera based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, with music by Sheila Silver, libretto by Stephen Kitsakos, and directed by Roya Sadat, premieres at Seattle Opera in February 2023. In this podcast Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces A Thousand Splendid Suns, with musical examples from a 2016 workshop performed by NOVUS NY orchestra, with Steve Gorn on bansuri and Jonathan Singer on tabla, conducted by Sara Jobin and featuring Lucy Fitz Gibbon as Laila, Vira Slywotzky as Nana, Aleksandra Romano as Mariam, Thor Arbjornsson as Tariq, and Ron Loyd as Rasheed.