03 Oct 2011

Controversy over Duluth Festival Opera's "Pocahontas" overflows to tears and curses in Burnsville


By Lisa Steinmann [TC Daily Planet, 3 October 2011]

A scene in Pocahontas: A Woman of Two Worlds has Pocahontas (Linh Kauffman) falling to her knees with outstretched arms, portraying the anguish of a woman who struggles to understand who she is and where she belongs. The poignant moment, moreover, pinpoints the emotional controversy surrounding the opera since it made its Minnesota debut in Duluth on Sept. 22.