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Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters , 2425 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Cast & Crew

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About the work

A silent, expectant grove. A violent encounter between a man, a woman, and a notorious brigand. Seven testimonies, each proposing a different perspective on the crime. Akutagawa’s classic short story “In a Grove,” which inspired the plot of Kurosawa’s renowned film Rashomon, offers a searing investigation into the impossibility and elusiveness of truth. Epic and intimate, timeless and devastatingly timely, the story’s structure lends itself powerfully to music’s ability to conjure—via repetition and variation—how human perception, memory, and desire are fallible, imprecise, and subject to interference.
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