IN A GROVE | Pittsburgh Opera
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.
Music by Christopher Cerrone, libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Antony Walker conducts; Mary Birnbaum directs.
Six performances: February 19, 22, 25, 27, March 1 & 3, 2022