Woman of two Worlds

Continuing the National Native American Heritage Month theme but skipping ahead about 300 years since last time, today we have the 2007 one-act chamber opera Pocahontas, by Linda Tutas Haugen.

Pocahontas was commissioned by the Virginia Opera and Virginia Arts Festival to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.  Opera Today has a nice review of the premiere performance.

Some thoughts about the controversy surrounding the opera after the cut. Continue reading