In Our Daughter’s Eyes Tells The Story of a Pregnancy, Through His Eyes

Apr 2022

On Wednesday night, every seat at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles was filled for the world premiere of In Our Daughter’s Eyes, a new one‑man opera by Pulitzer Prize‑winning composer Du Yun, librettist/director Michael Joseph McQuilken, and baritone Nathan Gunn.

Commissioned and produced by Beth Morrison Projects and presented as part of LA Opera’s “Off Grand” series, the 70‑minute work is the result of Gunn’s desire to “create a show about the journey from boyhood to manhood: an Odyssey for the modern man.” Du Yun gets top billing, but this feels very much like Gunn’s opera, his passion project, and a vehicle for his specific (and considerable) talents.

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