Why We Bleed

Libretto by Emily Roller
Music Director - Mila Henry
X - Tookah Sapper
U - Jennifer Goode Cooper
Y - Kyle Guglielmo
Recorded: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, National Opera Center, New York, NY

“Why We Bleed” is a dramatic exploration of the evolution of the endometrium. U, a uterus, believes that pregnancy is not in her best interest and is frustrated when the woman she’s inside once again tries for a child. Undefeated, she takes on this new contender, a zygote comprised of a confident Y and a hopeful X—who are prepared to fight to the end. “Why We Bleed” is the first module in a longer opera-in-progress.

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