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Galaxies in Her Eyes (2021)

Workshop performance: April 2021, Culp Planetarium, High Point University, NC
Professional premiere: scheduled for August 2021, Culp Planetarium, High Point University, NC

2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-sopranos
Piano (doubling Celesta), String Quartet
Duration: ca. 47 minutes

Synopsis: 12-year-old Eden, a math and science whiz, dreams of traveling to Mars. But her dreams get derailed when she loses her mother unexpectedly. In the midst of her despair, a young Ada Lovelace appears with her flying machine designs, preparing to visit her own convalescing mother. Applying their math and science skills, Eden and Ada journey through space and time to find their mothers. Their adventures lead them to famed scientists Katherine Johnson and Annie Jump Cannon, who help them on their quest using their groundbreaking discoveries that changed the world. The opera concludes as adult Eden awakens on Mars.