“The door slam heard around the world.”
When Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House premiered in 1879, Nora Helmer became a world-wide symbol of female empowerment, and spurred many women to begin finding their voices.
Inspired by the continuing relevance of Nora's plight, we are currently developing a 90-minute piece entitled A Doll's House: A New Opera, composed by Grace Oberhofer and directed by Allison Benko. The piece follows the structure of Henrik Ibsen's original play, but uses music an extension of Nora's "gilded cage." Although Nora's domestic life honors manipulation over authenticity, she is forced to find her own voice when the masquerade ends. It is then that her musical confines begin to unravel.
We plan to stage A Doll's House in New York City in early 2019. For this to happen we need to raise money for production costs like rehearsal space, printing scores and programs, and advertising. We need your help to bring our production to life.