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The passion is in the music in Patience and Sarah


Third Eye Ensemble tells the incredibly true adventure of two early American girls in love.

The much-loved 1969 historical novel Patience and Sarah, penned by lesbian writer and activist Alma Routsong under the name Isabel Miller, inspired this chamber opera by composer Paula M. Kimper and librettist Wende Persons, which premiered in 1998 at New York’s Lincoln Center. It’s the story of two small-town women in 1816 Connecticut who fall in love and hatch a plan to travel together as a pioneer couple.…

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