Angel of the Amazon, Opera About Slain Nun, Sr. Dorothy Stang is coming to Portland State University Lincoln Performance Hall LH75, on February 28, 2018, at 10:00 am.
The opera depicts Sr. Dorothy’s life-long work with the poor, helping them sustainably farm the Amazon Rainforest. Sr. Dorothy was an advocate for the Brazilian people who were targeted by loggers and landowners. On February 12, 2005, Sr. Dorothy was martyred in Anapu, Para, Brazil.
Angel of the Amazon, composed by Evan Mack, the opera premiered in NYC in 2011. Since 2015, it has toured across the United States, including San Francisco, San Jose, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Nashville.
“The opera’s mission is to connect people to Sr. Dorothy’s story on an emotional level. My hopes are that through the power of story telling and music, audiences will make a greater bond to Dorothy’s story and life work helping the poor.”—Evan Mack.
Mezzo Soprano Heather Jones will sing the role of Sr. Dorothy. Baritone, and Portland native José Rubio reprises his role as Luiz from the premiere production of the opera. Composer, Evan Mack will be at the piano. The performance will feature Ivy Zhou, Beth Madsen Bradford, Brendan Tuohy, and Damien Geter.