By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 21 2001 11:00 PM ET


2010
Entertainment News
2001-06-22

Lesbian serial killer opera Wuornos premieres in San Francisco





Lesbian composer-librettist Carla Lucero’s opera Wuornos, based on the real-life story of Aileen Wuornos, the lesbian who is currently sitting on death row for killing seven men in Florida, premieres at the Yerba Buena Arts Theater in San Francisco on Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, June 24. The three-act production takes the audience into the mind of a horribly abused woman whose coping mechanisms made her come to view men as an ongoing physical threat; Wuornos pleaded self-defense to each of the murder charges. The leading role will be sung by out soprano Kristin Norderval. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 701 Mission Street. For more information, call (415) 978-2787 or visit either www.wuornos.org or www.yerbabuenaarts.org.


From the archives of The Advocate
07/03/01: Killer opera
Composer Carla Lucero talks about her new opera, Wuornos—which tells the story of the infamous lesbian serial killer—and about opera’s glass ceiling



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