THUMBPRINT at Portland Opera March 18-26th, 2023
Thumbprint (2022) courtesy of Chautauqua Institution/Chautauqua Opera Company | Photo By Dave Munch
Libretto by Susan Yankowitz
Music by Kamala Sankaram
Thumbprint is inspired by the true story of Mukhtar Mai—a trailblazing Pakistani activist whose fight for justice and safety reminds us that women's rights are human rights. After surviving sexual violence perpetrated by a local tribal council in retribution for her brother's alleged crimes, Mukhtar decides to live—and that decision changes the world.
Join Literary Arts for a Discussion With Kamala Sankaram & Susan Yankowitz
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Literary Arts - 925 SW Washington St Portland, OR 97205
Susan will be in Portland for the discussion above and on opening night, March 18
Chautauqua Opera Company | Opera Festival 2022
March 28, 2022
Listen to an interview with Susan and Kamala here about their process of creating “Thumbprint” and bringing it to Chautauqua Opera Company & Conservatory.
Kamala Sankaram, Susan Yankowitz, Omer Ben Seadia and Thumbprint
In this episode, we travel back in time to the Spring of 2020, right before the worldwide shutdowns due to COVID. Chautauqua Opera was set to produce Sankaram/Yankowitz’s Thumbprint, based on the life of Muktar Mi. We are excited to bring this production to Norton Hall, as we return for the 2022 Season. Please enjoy this spotlight on Kamala Sankaram (Composer), Susan Yankowitz (Librettist), and Omer Ben Seadia (Stage Director).