Suffrage Signatures – May 19, 2022
World Premiere at The National Opera Center
of Opera America

Composed in 2020 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, Suffrage Signatures is a four movement chamber work which brings the private lives and intimate relationships of iconic New York suffragettes to life through music. The inspiration for the work is the New York Public Library’s extensive collection of the handwritten letters of these New York pioneers.

Commissioned and performed by Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble, under a grant from HumanitiesNY, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Suffrage Signatures focuses on the inner lives of these New York pioneers for women’s rights through music, reproductions and explication of their private correspondence and carefully curated and researched introductory remarks. This performance by Cante Libra at the American Opera Center is “Suffrage Signatures'” official World Premiere