The Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and the Opera Company of Philadelphia commissioned the work that imagines a raid on a polygamist family after allegations of child abuse.
Rebecca Taichman (The Scene, Dead Man's Cell Phone) directs the opera, which has a libretto by Karam (Speech and Debate, columbinus) and music by Muhly. Neal Goren is conductor. Performances continue through Nov. 19.
Here is the cast and friends on opening night:
Rufus Wainwright, Jonathan Groff and More Illuminate Dark Sisters Premiere
The cast includes Caitlin Lynch, Kevin Burdette, Kristina Bachrach, Jennifer Check, Eve Gigliotti, Margaret Lattimore and Jennifer Zetlan.
The Opera Company of Philadelphia will produce Dark Sisters in June 2012.
For tickets, priced $30-$125, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral.
For further information visit DarkSistersOpera.