Based on “A Diary from Dixie” by Mary Chesnut.
Composed by Steven Mark Kohn.

June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018

7:00pm (Fri) & 3:00pm (Sun), James Levin Theatre (no show Saturday, June 16)

70 min


The one-act opera, Mary Chesnut, depicts the true life story of a woman's journey through one of the most traumatic events in American history, "the war between the states." Honest and transparent in his approach, composer Steven Mark Kohn provides a rare glimpse into the experience of war. World Premiere.

Please join the composer, director, and performing artists for a reception following the performance to share reflections on your experience of this powerful work of music, theatre, and history.

Also featuring Folk Song Settings by Steven Mark Kohn

Directed by Marla Berg

Brian Keith Johnson, baritone
Lorenzo Salvagni, pianist
Andrea Anelli, soprano

It is our mission to give a voice to the composers of our time through performances showcasing new and unique operatic and vocal works. We believe the human voice has the power to uplift and inspire and we endeavor to create art which illuminates the human condition and the interconnectedness of all of us with one another.