After interviewing Mukhtar Mai and writing her voice into SEVEN, Susan Yankowitz took Mukhtar’s story one step further–to opera. Susan, as librettist, joined forces with composer Kamala Sankaram, who wrote the music. Beth Morrison Projects originally produced the opera in New York two years ago, and the piece has now opened at Los Angeles Opera. Here’s a wonderful feature on the journey of the opera THUMBPRINT, which aired on : http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2017/06/15/57412/women-s-rights-activist-mukhtar-mai-inspires-the-o/
Thumbprint creative team: Librettist Susan Yankowitz, producer Beth Morrison, and composer (and lead performer) Kamala Sankaram.