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Lowbrow Opera Collective
18th & Union - 1406 18th Ave. Seattle

a triptych on queer love through the ages

Three one-act chamber operas from LGBTQIA+ contemporary composers and librettists come together to showcase the magic, poignance, and resilience of queer love.

Composer: TJ Rubin
Librettist: Laura Barati

THIRST is a 10-minute chamber opera for two femmes that offers a magical realist exploration of intimacy and the tension between one's desire for partnership and one's desire for independence.

Emily & Sue
Composer: Dana Kaufman
Librettist: Aiden K. Feltkamp

EMILY & SUE is an a cappella pop opera that uses texts from Emily Dickinson's best-known poetry and love letters between Dickinson and Susan Gilbert to chronicle two days fraught with grief, hope, and sapphic yearning.

Achilles & Patroclus
Composer: Erika Meyer
Librettist: James Theodore Washburn

Through flashes of intimate memories, Achilles remembers his life with the love he lost in this achingly beautiful, unabashedly queer chamber opera for two voices.

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