Apr 12 - 22
The Rosenbergs (An Opera)

The Rosenbergs (An Opera)

Presented by Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston Playwrights' Theatre

It’s 1953 Cold War USA, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg have been accused of atomic espionage and sentenced to death. In this most famous spy case of the 20th century, and leading into the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) Senate hearings, the Rosenbergs’ love affair broke out of all bounds. Recognized as Denmark’s Best Opera of 2015, this tragic love story is adapted from the Rosenbergs’ letters from jail. As seen through the lens of the McCarthy witch hunts, echoes of which can still be heard today, it begs the question to all of us: “Would you die for love?”

Music by Joachim Holbek
Libretto by Rhea Leman
Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
Musical Direction by Cristi Catt

A North American premiere, presented in collaboration with the Brandeis University Department of Theatre Arts

Dates & Times

2018/04/12 - 2018/04/22

  • Apr 19, 2018 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 20, 2018 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 21, 2018 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 22, 2018 at 02:00 pm (Sun)
Location Info

Boston Playwrights' Theatre

949 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215