Jan 26 - 28, 2024
Sanctuary Road Virginia Opera
Opera by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Presented in partnership with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Harriet Tubman may be the best-known conductor of the Underground Railroad, but there were others including William Still. An abolitionist and historian, as well as a conductor for the Underground Railroad, he is credited with helping nearly 800 enslaved African Americans escape to freedom. Sanctuary Road by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, is based on the remarkable writings of William Still.