Music by Missy Mazzoli
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Adapted from the short story Proving Up by Karen Russell
Co-commissioned by Washington National Opera, Opera Omaha and Miller Theater at Columbia University
© 2018 G. Schirmer Inc.
Performed in English

Set in the brutal early years of post-Civil War Nebraska, a mother is pushed to the brink as her family is pulled apart by loss and isolation. Her son, Miles, must bear the weight of the family’s unrelenting pursuit of the American Dream. Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival Artistic Director, James Darrah, and a world-renowned ensemble together will bring Mazzoli’s innovative and haunting score to life.


    • John Moore, Mr. Johannes “Pa” Zegner
    • Andrew Harris, The Sodbuster*



 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Sun, Apr 15, 2018

 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Approx. 75 minutes
No Intermission  

ONE Fesitval

Major Sponsors

Omaha Steaks

Simons Foundation




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