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RASA at Holy Cross

April 20-23 and 27-30, 2023

Luth Concert Hall, Prior Performing Arts Center, College of the Holy Cross

Featuring Lito Messini, soprano

Suggested by the novel Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee, with poems by Robert Bly

Music by Shirish Korde

Libretto and direction by Lynn Kremer

A remounting of Lynn Kremer and Shirish Korde’s extraordinary music-theatre piece, previously produced at Holy Cross in 1991 and 1998. Rasa is a large-scale multi-media production yet, as The American Record Guide has written, it is “remarkable in its beauty and subtlety . . . of considerable musical richness.” A young woman escapes her native India for America after her fiancé is killed, relocating first in Manhattan, then in the heartland, and each time reinventing her identity. This is a story of startling metamorphoses and unexpected resurrections.


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