Chamber Opera | East Coast Premiere

IN OUR DAUGHTER’S EYES

January 5-7, 10*-11 & 13-15 at Baruch Performing Arts Center | 75 minutes

Told through the perspective of a new father, In Our Daughter’s Eyes shows the journey of the protagonist as he wrestles with truly becoming a man that his daughter would be proud of. He imparts passages from the journal he keeps — a gift for his unborn daughter — as the moments of this journey unfold before him. The story traces his wife’s joyful and fraught pregnancy, the legacy of the family’s past, and his personal demons that he vows to vanquish before assuming the role of a father. Along the way, mounting complications take the story through unexpected and sobering turns that test our flawed hero as he discovers a strength of self and purpose that he never imagined possible.

In Our Daughter’s Eyes is dedicated, in loving memory, to Stuart Nelson. Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Trinity Church Wall Street, Linda & Stuart Nelson, the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, OPERA America, and Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts. This production is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

*The performance on January 10 will be followed by an artist conversation

The commissioning of Du Yun for In Our Daughter’s Eyes received funding from OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Female Composers program, supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
212.352.3101
baruch.cuny.edu/bpac

PUBLIC TRANSIT
Subway: 6, R, N, M, F, or 1 to 23rd St.
Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M7, M15, M18, M23, M101, M102 to 23rd St.

ACCESSIBILITY
Accessible Seating and Assisted Listening Devices are available upon request.  Please visit the Baruch Performing Arts Center website for more information on Accessibility.

PARKING
Parking lots are located:

  • -On 3rd Avenue between 24th and 25th Street.
  • -On 24th Street between Lexington and Third Ave.
  • -Three garages on 24th Street between Second and Third Ave.

Du Yun (Composer)

Michael McQuilken (Librettist & Director)

Kamna Gupta (Conductor)