A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Opera
by on August 8, 2012 in featured

Sheila is embarking on her most ambitious opera to date: A Thousand Splendid Suns, based on the internationally best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.  Silver and her librettist, Stephen Kitsakos, have completed a working draft of the adaptation and Sheila has begun to compose.  Silver and Hosseini have discussed the project at length and he is excited about having his novel turned into an opera.  Sheila recently received a Guggenheim and an Opera America Discovery Grant to support this project and Kitsakos received a NYSCA commission for the libretto.  


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