The Hartford Opera Theater has announced their 2017-18 season, and we are very excited to share that they will be giving a full premiere of Marie Curie Learns to Swim! Their winter performance is an evening entitled “Speaking Her Truth” and will feature three works by our composer, Jessica Rudman. In addition to the Marie Curie opera, HOT will also be presenting “Trigger” featuring soprano Jennifer Sgroe and “Iseult Speaks” featuring mezzo-soprano Charity Clark. Each work uses text by a female author (the composer and Elizabeth Hamilton respectively) and focuses on a female protagonist. They deal with physical and emotional abuse, gender roles, identity and empowerment, and more. Stay tuned for details about date, time, venue, and more!