Opera by Paul Moravec
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Presented in partnership with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Harriet Tubman may be the best-known conductor of the Underground Railroad, but there were others including William Still. An abolitionist and historian, as well as a conductor for the Underground Railroad, he is credited with helping nearly 800 enslaved African Americans escape to freedom. Sanctuary Road by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, is based on the remarkable writings of William Still.